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Why You Should Take Action Before You Feel Ready (Not After)

The Psychological Concept of 'Self-Signaling'

Your body takes cues about your own identity based on your actions. Your mind is always watching what you do and you can change your mind with new behaviors; not the reverse.

Once you act differently, your mind will take notice and it will actually change your self-image.

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