What you think about you bring about!

by | Feb 13, 2017 | Achieve Goals, Communication, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, Relationships (Self and Others)

What you think about you bring about!

We are only six-weeks into 2017 and I need both hands to count how many people I have heard saying that they feel tired, stressed, overwhelmed and like they need another holiday! This got me thinking… When I asked them how they were and they responded this way, I only had to hear their response once. But how many times a day did they repeat those words to others and unconsciously imprint negative thoughts and feelings in their mind. Quite scary, isn’t it?

Let’s reprogramme ourselves and take Key Steps this week to ensure that we constantly question

Is what I think about, something I want to bring about?

  1. Examine your thoughts: Stop (for just a minute) a couple of times a day and check what you’ve been thinking. At first, you’ll probably be horrified to discover that the conversations in your head are often nothing more than useless worrying, negative berating, grumbling, criticism, scepticism and so on. That’s okay, it happens to all of us and the good news is that it is possible to change your thinking because you and you alone choose your thoughts. In knowing this, lies your greatest power and greatest responsibility.
  2. Change your thinking: The first way to change your thinking is as simple as it sounds… just stop it! As soon as you catch yourself thinking something negative or pointless, literally stop the thought in its tracks. Don’t entertain it for another nanosecond. Beware, your mind is a bit like a naughty child so this process is going to take discipline and determination. I often think of it like weeding a garden, it needs to be done regularly and it is a lifetime commitment. Fortunately, it gets easier and easier the more you do it and it will soon become a way of life. Keep in mind that I am not suggesting that you don’t acknowledge when you have problems, problems will always come up. You can’t choose not to have problems or set-backs but you can choose how you think about them and whether you remain optimistic enough to take Key Steps to…
     To master the art of Championing Change that will catapult your success, contact Sharon and BOOK yourself on our upcoming Champion Change workshop on 18 & 19 March 2017 at 13 Lynwood Street, Bedfordview. You can’t afford not to BOOK NOW and take Key Steps to…

 “be the difference that makes the difference




NOTE: The information in my blog may be freely shared and re-used in any online or offline publication, provided it is accompanied by the following credit line: This was written by Dr Sharon King Gabrielides, and originally appeared in her free bi-weekly  ‘Key Steps Food for Thought Blog’ available on the Key Steps website.

Dr Sharon King Gabrielides, EQ Expert, Founder and CEO

Sharon is a dynamic facilitator, speaker and executive coach with over 25 years’ experience in leadership development and organisational transformation. Her PhD thesis contributed a framework for holistic and sustainable leadership development that was published by Rutgers University in the USA. She is faculty of numerous business schools and highly sought-after by leading corporates because she works hand-in-hand with them to create sustainable results and long-term success. In 2020, Sharon was inducted into the Educators Hall of Fame, which is a lifetime achievement award, recognising excellence and her contribution to the field.

Sharon is one of only three women in South Africa to hold the title of Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) – the Oscar of the speaking industry. She is also a COMENSA Master Practitioner (CMP), a qualified Modern Classroom Certified Trainer (MCCT™) and an accredited Global Virtual Speaker. Sharon is also a registered Education, Training and Development Practitioner (ETDP), holds an Honours degree in Psychology and practices as an NLP master practitioner.

Most important to Sharon is that she has become known for her genuinely caring manner, practical and transformational approach, and for providing valuable tools and that allow people to take Key Steps to really… ‘be the difference that makes the difference.’