In our work as diversity, equity, and inclusion professionals we spend a lot of time talking about thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors.  Many times, we focus on the behaviors because they are the outward representative of our thoughts and beliefs. As such, we see companies putting in policies, practices, and procedures to legislate behaviors. The reality is thoughts and beliefs drive behaviors. What you believe is manifested in how you behave.  Have you ever wondered why is it that people who face the exact same challenges respond to those challenges differently? The answer can be found in how they view those challenges. Do they see them as insurmountable obstacles or do they see them as opportunities? The belief that challenges are problems that offer possibilities is a transformational way to exist in the world.

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