Habits

"Our character is basically a composite of our habits. "
We are all creatures of habits. We get into a routine that we are comfortable with and we stick to it unless something big comes along and shocks us out of it. Our daily habits often force us to put up with all kind of degrading and destructive events, all in the name of keeping things comfortable or familiar.
We would rather put up with the habits we know because we can put up with them, rather than create new habits that we have never experienced before.
Like fire, habits are excellent servants but can be very dangerous masters.If our habits until now have been to think negatively, to expect the worst in situations, and to be cynical about life in general, we must ask ourselves... if this way of thinking is bringing us happiness.
If not, perhaps it's time to explore a new way of thinking--positive thinking. (Stephen Covey)
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22 comments:

  1. What a wonderful statement: "habits are excellent servants but can be very dangerous masters".
    The character of a person is often reflected through his habits. They are a strong indicator of what we are from the inside - our real self.
    Thanks for sharing such a meaningful post.

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  2. Many thanks Amrit Bir Kaur, for adding your insights to my post making it more meaningful:
    ...'The character of a person is often reflected through his habits. They are a strong indicator of what we are from the inside - our real self...'
    God bless.

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  3. First you take a habit, then, a habit takes you. Dear Surjit, awesome post, I am learning...

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  4. Zubli Zainordin,
    Very very true my friend.You have rightly said:
    ...'First you take a habit, then, a habit takes you...'
    Thanks for sharing your wisdom.
    God bless.

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  5. Surjit, you are so right. I live in Australia, but I am from Sri Lanka. Here what I like the most is, positive thinking. If it is a nice sunny day, normal greeting is "Hi it's a nice day lot of out door activities". If it is a rainy day, "Hi it’s a nice day rain is nice". This is what positive thinking is. What ever you do, you have to think positively.

    Thanks

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  6. very Intresting that you mention the habits, I am a person of no squedule at all, sometimes is not great or perfect, but I live by intuition and feeling the energy in me, around me, the energy of the day, the persons, the weather, and then I do try to chose the best thing to do that day, most of people don't understand and even complain about it but I cannot live any other way, is not like affects my job or anything like that, is just that I am open to change the rutine if I have the oportunity of doing my best that day, we are all different, I belive in having good habits, but when is time to change them for not just good but optimus? :) I like your website, I feel like at home and I am understud here, thank you :)

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  7. Mahesha, I admire your thinking:
    ...'If it is a nice sunny day, normal greeting is "Hi it's a nice day lot of out door activities". If it is a rainy day, "Hi it’s a nice day rain is nice"...'
    Really a great example of positive thinking.I shall quote it amongst my friends.
    Thanks for sharing.
    God bless.

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  8. Shine, I admire your outlook towards life.:
    ..'I belive in having good habits...'
    I appreciate your practical approach.Thanks for your words of appreciation of my humble blog.
    God bless.

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  9. An individual perceives what are in our total life happening to her or him, yet surely what is to be witnessed is the her or him making a happening to our total life shared on earth. It is related to her or him either reacting or responding to the happenings in and within our surrounding - thus rain, sunshine, or other.

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  10. Good Tuesday afternoon to you, Surjit. How are you ?

    Understanding one of mine - and how self-destructive it was/is - has been a major eye opener to being able to change my life for the better from here on out.

    VERY good post.

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  11. Thanks Zubli Zainordin, for sharing your insights.
    God bless.

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  12. You are welcome Loving Annie.You are a noble soul.Thanks for your continuous support.
    God bless.

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  13. Dear Surjit, Ha is the exclamation sound when each of us has done the bits, yes bit by bit, until so much so these becomes a habit.

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  14. Dear Zubli Zainordin, I fully admire your insights:
    ..'yes bit by bit, until so much so these becomes a habit..'
    Thanks for sharing.
    God bless.

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  15. I have been thinking about habits lately. The most important one we can change is our way of thinking. The first step is finding out just what the nature of our thought is, currently. That is where I am now.

    Hugs,
    Betty

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  16. Hope that you are having a wonderful weekend, Surjit :)

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  17. In his post Surjit wrote: ...habits are excellent servants but can be very dangerous masters..., possibly we can share our experiences in sustaining beneficial habits and breaking detrimental habits. Please...this will be a great learnings for all of us.

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  18. Hi Surjit,

    Indeed, habits are hard to change. The Ego hates changes. Afraid of not doing well. Afraid of failing. Reluctant to thread on unfamiliar grounds.

    Alas, it's the great minds with bravery to walk uncertain lands to find new heights.

    Thanks for this great post!

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  19. Betty, I fully agree with your views:
    ...'The most important one we can change is our way of thinking..'
    Our way of thinking plays a major role in forming our habits.Our positive thinking will create positive habits and vice verca.
    Thanks Betty, for sharing your insights.
    God bless.

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  20. Yes Loving Annie,I am having a wonderful weekend with my family.
    I hope you are enjoying too.
    Thanks for your support.
    God bless.

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  21. Oh yes!!!Zubli zainordin, it is a good idea.I agree with you.
    God bless.

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  22. You are right Karen in saying:
    ..'Afraid of not doing well. Afraid of failing. Reluctant to tread on unfamiliar grounds..'
    May be it is due to lack of confidence in our selves or due to ego that we try to remain in our old habits.
    Thanks Karen for sharing your insights.
    God bless.

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