The Be Do Are Paradox

Be Do Have

A lot of us try to Have by Doing the activities we identify as needing to be done to get the goal. Isn’t it a logical to start at A and progress through B, then C then D etc to get to our goal.

The challenge is that who we are and how we think will invariably get in the way of a logical progression and in many cases, stop us from achieving our goal.

Charles Haanel put it very well when he wrote: “We must “be” before we can “do”, and we can “do” only to the extent which we “are”, and what we “are” depends upon what we “think”.

Our success depends largely on how well our thoughts and thinking are aligned with where we want to be. These will drive our actions, the Do, and determine our results. Either being on target or a miss.

A good example of this is from my own life. Many years ago, when my children were quite young, I thought it would be great to have a ‘flying fox’ line in our backyard. The backyard had a great slop on it and a bit of space for a 20 metre line. I had the plan in my mind of what the set-up would look like. I put in a post for the start, and then got no further.

The trouble was that I was thinking about all the reasons not to continue and the challenges that I needed to overcome. End result, a stalled project that never eventuated and the children missing out on having a great amount of fun.

A better state of mind would have been to acknowledge the challenges, talk some of them over with my then wife and her builder father to find solutions. To think of success, rather than obstacles.

Change your thinking, change your outcomes


until next time


About selfhypnosisresource

Hi there. I have an interest in personal change - for the better and have done so for many years. I am working on meditation - that's a work in progress. I have been on a number of Vipassana retreats. I found these of great value. I also have an interest in self-hypnosis and how it can help with self improvement. My blog is on topics associated with personal change, hypnosis, Vipassana and Huna
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