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Thursday, October 29, 2020

Chapter 10, Page 29, Book 20

Remember habits are daily and ingrained into your personality, so make some effort o embed the ones you really want.  This is taking charge of each day and building your successful life.

Jeff Hutchens 

October 29th - we become what we repeatedly do.

Your beliefs become your thoughts, 
Your thoughts become your words
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny


Up to 90 percent of our every day behavior is based on habit, nearly all of what we do each day, everyday is simply habit.  Thankfully I believe I have mostly good habits, I wake up every morning and start the day with my coffee and my online devotionals, I have changed what I needed to in order to be healthier, I always try to do my best to enjoy life in any circumstances. 

Every day may not be good, but everyday has something good in it.  I try to always look on the bright side and enjoy life to the fullest. 

I go to bed every night with thanks in my heart for each new day.I’ve developed the practice of thankfulness and count my blessings. 

That’s to to say I’m perfect but am still very much a work in progress.  Some habits take longer to perpetuate. 

If we’re going to make a habit of doing something, then it might as well be something good.  I want my actions to show what I value in life and my words to reflect those meanings.  

They say if you want to break a hebit then you need to make a new habit When we have good habits then we don’t have to remember everything. A habit takes over and keeps us going.  Habits stay with us even when we don’t have the motivation .  

The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.

Samuel Johnson


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Think about the good things in life....we are what we think

jack69 said...

I think, I even sometimes say: He should lose some weight! Then when I think about it I REALIZE habits are hard to break. When I hear someone say "He/she should STOP SMOKING!" I sometimes ask, "Have you ever smoked?" Most times the answer is no. Then I say if you LOVE chocolate, can you quit eating it? Habits are EXTREMELY hard to break. I used to say, "I can quit smoking anytime I want to, I have done it hundreds of times. LOL."
Changing one's eating habits are about as hard as quiting smoking. I smoked for many years, Sherry despised it. I was in my lte 50s before I was able to 'change a habit'.
Yes our lies are a series of habits. Just ask the man who still reaches for his shirt pocket for that cigarette when he is under stress. LOL
Good one again MA
Love from Florida
Sherry & jack

betty said...

So true a lot of stuff we do is habit or rote. I drove to work the other day and that night I couldn't remember the drive in LOL. It was such a habit that it was so routine to do it that I didn't even really have to think about it (you know I did of course but you know what I mean). Habits can be broken; they just take work on it and not giving up on trying to break a bad habit :)


Martha said...

I've always had the best luck breaking a bad habit by replacing it with a new positive habit.

Mevely317 said...

Only after I retired did I realize how many habits I'd developed, all related to my work life. Even after our cross-country move, all of a sudden there was this VOID needing filled. Like the feather in Forrest Gump, I floated this way and that. But now, (I think) I've made new, positive habits.

Chatty Crone said...

I agree with this. You have also got to be kind with what you tell yourself because you will start to believe it. Think good!