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Enacting Beliefs

It is not so much what you believe in that matters, as the way in which you believe it and proceed to translate that belief into action.

— LIN YUTANG

The challenge is confronted by every religion, by every political body, by every organization that espouses a set of values or operating principles, by every culture, by most people, and by every effective leader: How to translate beliefs into actions. Our beliefs are the fundamental ground of the judgments we make about ourselves, others, and the events of our lives, and thus they hold sway over our behavior. For example, if we believe that people are basically good, we are likely ...

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