Thinking For A Change, Part 1

I get a lot of my reading and writing done on my commute. It is during this 45 minutes to an hour journey, to and from work, that I allow myself to dig deep into my own consciousness. On a subway train packed with passengers, I’m in a space all my own.

On my ride home earlier today, I started to read Thinking for a Change by John C. Maxwell. Though I am only 16 pages in, the lessons that I have learned thus far are invaluable. I urge you to read this book. But I am so impressed by it’s value that I will periodically share quotes and phrases. See below for what I’ve gathered thus far. Let’s read it together!

If you are willing to change your thinking, you can change your feelings. If you change your feelings, you can change your actions. And changing your actions — based on good thinking — can change your life. ( Page 5)

If you don’t like the crop you are reaping, you need to change the seed you are sowing ( Page 8)
You will become as small as your controlling desire, as great as your dominant aspiration. ( Page 11)

The greatest detriment to many people’s success tomorrow is their thinking today. (Page 12)

I am your constant companion.
I am your greatest helper or heaviest burden.
I will push you onward or drag you down to failure.
I am completely at your command.
Half the things you do might just as well be turned over to me and I will be able to do them quickly and correctly.
I am easily managed–you must merely be firm with me. Show me exactly how you want something done and after a few lessons I will do it automatically.
I am the servant of all great people and, alas, of all failures, as well.
Those who are great, I have made great.
Those who are failures, I have made failures.
I am not a machine, though I work with all the precision of a machine plus the intelligence of a person. You may run me for profit or run me for ruin — if makes no difference to me.
Take me, train me, be firm with me, and I will place the world at your feet. Be easy with me and I will destroy you.
Who am I?
I am habit!
(Page 12)

Success comes to those who habitually do things that unsuccessful people don’t do (Page Page 13)

A Woman in Process

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