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Beliefs and Behaviors

posted Sep 16, 2014, 7:24 PM by David Cobb
Transformational change requires us to become aware of our core beliefs and behaviors. Beliefs are our core convictions, habits of thought, and unstated rules that govern our behavior. Sometimes they are explicit. Often they remain unspoken and unconscious. Behaviors are our deep-seated habits that reflect and express our core beliefs.

Sometimes our stated beliefs aren't consistent with our behavior. We may believe we aren't prejudiced, for example, but still we display less trusting behavior around someone whose skin color differs from our own. This may indicate that we don't really believe what we say. Identifying beliefs we need to discard allows us to identify beliefs we may need then to adopt in order to develop good habits of behavior that will lead to transformational change.

On September 13, we identified Beliefs and Behaviors to Discard, as well as Beliefs and Behaviors to Maintain or Adopt. The full lists we came up with are below. As we move deeper into the process and continue our discussions, we may add, subtract, or clarify.
David Cobb,
Sep 16, 2014, 7:24 PM