#Thermostat April 17

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A THERMOSTAT  is an instrument which can sense the temperature and then perform an action to bring the environment to a desired temp.


We find thermostats on hot water heaters, in automobiles, and in our homes.

Our self-image is like a heat thermostat. When the temperature in our home dips below the programmed degree setting it sends a response to the heating unit to take action. If the temperature remains constant the thermostat takes no action. When our self image thermostat senses we are thinking below or above our self-image it brings us back to our setting. We cannot turn that off all we can do is set what our self-image is. That is not done by will power.

Permanent change does start with you seeing yourself a certain way. Then you have to take actions or create habits to reach that level . That will become your personal thermostat setting.  If you can see yourself a certain way begin to take action results and change in your life can follow.

Your self-image includes both positive and negative impressions. Changing your self-image can change that positive to negative ratio with some action. Positive impressions cause us to create and negative impressions seek to diminish our lives.

One technique in changing your self-image thermostat is to have an “Accountability Partner”. It doesn’t matter if you are trying to get in shape, get out of debt, lose weight, improve your spiritual health, or conquer an addiction there is a plan that can help you change. That plan improves when you share it with someone.

In his book, It’s Not About the Money, Bob Proctor explains research on the likelihood that you will make change. The most important factor is having an accountability partner.

You have a 10% chance of making change if you say, “That’s a good idea.”
You have a 25% chance of making change if you say, “”I’ll do it.”
You have a 40% chance of making change if you set a time to do it.
You have a 50% chance of making change if you plan HOW to do it.
You have a 60% chance of making change if you make a commitment.
You have a 95% chance of making change if you set a specific time to share your progress with someone.

Here is a YouTube review of the book

Take the time to adjust your positive self-image thermostat by finding an accountability partner.


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