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The power of choice

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

I was reading this in one of my textbooks for this fall and it hit home.

"Do beliefs cause behaviors, or do behaviors lead to beliefs? Like the chicken and the egg, it's hard to say which came first. This much is clear: Once you choose a positive belief or an effective behavior, you usually find yourself in a cycle of success. Positive beliefs lead to effective behaviors. Effective behaviors lead to success. And success reinforces the positive beliefs."

OTT--endoscopy is tomorrow and of course I'm able to swallow again...figures!


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CIROHIO 6/26/2013 11:01AM

    Makes good sense to me. Hope your test went well. emoticon

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SHAMROCKY2K 6/24/2013 11:26PM

    Great quote! I might have to put that on my fridge. Gotta love positivity!!

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HOMESTEADCHICK 6/24/2013 10:35AM

    Hope the endoscopy went well. I agree with KACAR51. My beliefs generally shape my behavior. What is interesting to me is how it affects me when my behavior is not in agreement with my beliefs. It is a challenge at times to follow through. I believe I can loose weight, but sometimes my behavior does not work toward that goal.

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ROSAMARCELLE 6/23/2013 1:13PM

    Believing in yourself is key I would say. Hope the endo goes well. emoticon

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SWEETNEEY 6/21/2013 10:49PM

    Be Positive, Believe - love it.

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DRB13_1 6/21/2013 10:36PM

    stay positive, be well, and let us know the (GOOD) news after your endoscopy emoticon

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MADEIT3 6/21/2013 8:06AM

    Maybe being positive feeds on itself? Good luck with your tests!!

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BUSYGRANNY5 6/20/2013 8:15AM

    Interesting and thought provoking!!!

Good luck with your test!!!

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TATTER3 6/20/2013 6:11AM

    Be healthy!

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    Good luck with your test.

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PEG2584 6/19/2013 2:05PM

    Very interesting question. I can't tell which comes first, my beliefs or behaviors. I just don't know.

Last summer I had an endoscopy on my esophagus because I had problems getting my food getting stuck before entering my stomach and I'd end up having to purge. They put me in twilight sleep for the procedure. My throat wasn't even sore afterward, at least that I remember.

Good luck! I hope your experience is as good as mine was!!
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JOHGLO2011 6/19/2013 1:31PM

    An interesting thought there. :) Best wishes for tomorrow's test. Hugs to you!

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ASTRA58 6/19/2013 10:57AM

    Endoscopies are not fun. Good luck!

I completely identify with the quote from the text. It's an endless circle, if you can keep it going.

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CLESHER 6/19/2013 10:32AM

    Love the quote from the is soo on track....

Don't worry endoscopy will find what it needs to, I think you will have a resolution soon.


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KACAR51 6/19/2013 10:21AM

    Very interesting! I think that , for me, the beliefs cause me to make the choices that I make and the more I do a behavior the stronger the belief becomes! What course are you taking? It sounds interesting!
Good luck with the endo! emoticon emoticon

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