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12 November 2008

Habit and destiny ...

"Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny." - Frank Outlaw


These words really resonate with me as a result of a course that I'm completing at the moment.  This course looks at goal setting and our ability to achieve our goals.  But unlike a lot of other similar courses I've done over the years this one looks at the inputs to goals as very important.

Thus I've been reflecting on the habits of mind and behaviour that are stopping me from achieving goals.  

It is interesting to analyze my activities and see how much (or how little) they are actually helping me to achieve those goals.  Also reflection has helped me to see that some goals I thought were important are not actually that important right now.

As an active person who is always on the go this course has provided a valuable opportunity to consider many things like values, beliefs, goals, processes, habits and thought patterns.  

The most important idea that I am taking away from this experience is that destiny is not fixed. By changing thoughts, words, beliefs and actions I can redirect my life to a different path.  I have a choice.

By Carruthers via Aide-mémoire

2 comments:

Darryl King said...

Absolutely. There is some great material out there, about this, one of my favs is Wayne Dwyer's "Power of intention".
But then i change fav depending on what state of thinking I am in at the time.

MZ said...

And when you can do anything... what do you choose to do? - headwellred