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I took this picture while enjoying the beautiful view in Maui, HI, realizing our potential and possibility is as vast as the ocean. 

Are your thoughts fueling the results you want to bring into your life?

Your individual thoughts and beliefs are similar to chapters in a book. When you put them all together, you have the belief system that becomes your story.

You have beliefs about yourself at work, at home, in relationships, and in all others areas of your life. The more you repeat your story, the more you believe it. Therefore, one seemingly insignificant doubt or negative thought can have a major impact on your results—it shifts what you think is possible.

Here’s what the link between your thoughts and results looks like. Your results feed back into your thoughts, so everything is related.

Thoughts —> Beliefs —> Mindset —> Actions —> Results/Reality

What if you replaced each ounce of doubt with possibility and potential?

  • Replace doubt that you can change careers to being excited about the possibilities.

What if you replaced each ounce of fear with courage and love?

  • Replace fear of being yourself, speaking the truth, or following your passion to having the courage to create a life you love.

What if you replaced each ounce of anxiety with belief and excitement?

  • Replace anxiety of what will happen in six months with your relationship to enjoying the moment.

The key is to condition yourself not to give any attention to thoughts that weigh you down and doubt your potential. We start this cycle by bringing greater awareness to the words we use and thoughts that run through our mind. Then we replace negative phrases such as “I’m not a good salesperson” or “I’m not good in relationships” to phrases that offer possibility, such as “This is my first time in sales so I’m going find a mentor and learn as much as possible” or “I am open to revealing my true self and loving and being loved in my relationship.” The process starts with one thought.

“I vow to let go of all worries and anxiety in order to be light and free.”
Thich Nhat Hanh

What if becomes living your best life NOW!

What are the greater possibilities for your life when you shift your thoughts?


Alissa Finerman is a Professional Business/Life Coach, motivational speaker, and author of Living in Your Top 1%. She works with individuals and organizations to help them think bigger, redefine what’s possible, and get results. Alissa has an MBA from the Wharton School and a BA from the University of California, Berkeley. She has appeared on national radio stations such as CBS and Clear Channel Radio and has worked with the Milken Institute, LA Business Journal, Prostate Cancer Foundation, and NBC Universal. To learn more about coaching with Alissa, please visit her website and follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

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November 10, 2012