The mind needs to be challenged, inspired, educated, expanded, periodically reviewed and updated and most of all keep current and relevant to the now times we live.
Applying the following 5 steps potentially can bring change to any realm of your life. They can work when applied to marriage, finances, physical health and raising children. Keep in mind these steps are to be applied specifically when attacking specific situations. We are not talking about your faith in God. You can read more in Casey’s Treat book. Renewing the Mind*
Step Number One: Take responsibility: Take full responsibility for yourself and your life. Do not blame God, your spouse, your boss, the circumstances . Take full responsibility. If you do not, nothing else will help you. You will remain out of control, incapable of change!
Step Number Two: Rethink. Rethink what you believe and you assume is true. Rethink what you believe is right and what you assume is the way to handle life. Rethink your concepts for living and what you base your decisions on. It doesn’t matter that you are a believer or not. If you don’t rethink some of your concepts you could be living by concepts that are totally wrong.
Step Number Three: Reject: Reject the old ways, reject the old thoughts that comeback to you and block your ability to change. This is one of the most difficult steps, because the old habits of thinking are hard to break. Let me give you a personal example. I’m still reading a book about the “30 day diabetic cure.” A very good book on how to reverse the sugar levels in the body. I said to myself, I am going to change my eating pattern and habits. I really want to do it. I know this is the right decision. I think about it and decide to start a new way of thinking. Then the next thing I know I am right back in the same old way, not all the way, but breaking my new pattern. Then I hear the frustrated remark of my wife saying to me: You always do that. You need to change! I want to change and I have decided to change, but here I am doing the same thing again. I know you can relate to this kind of pattern, when it comes to managing your money or communicating with your spouse. There are many behavior patterns we all have in common.
What I have to do is reject my old way of thinking every time it comes back. I must reject it before I follow through with the action to break the habit of acting without thinking. I must consciously get a hold of that thought and say NO! I will conclude these steps in my next blog.
*These 5 Steps are outlined in Casey’s Treat book “The renewing of the mind.” Not all the content is a copy of his book outline.