Thursday, January 7, 2010
"Do go a changin"
I do not know if it is the kids, my age, or if I am just ready for change; but, I truly feel like I need to do some major transforming. I am completely done with some of the old habits I have had for years. These habits are so hard to change. I feel as if I have tried to change them; but, maybe I haven't tried hard enough. How do you change who you are? I am not sure if I should just relax and accept my faults for what they are, or try harder to change them. And really, if I knew how to change these habits, then I would.
In the midst of all this soul searching, I am reading a great book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. I love when I find a book that is just what I need at the time. In this book, the author talks about self awareness, and how the human characteristic of being able to take at look at how one sees oneself separates humans from the animal kingdom. We as humans have the ability to think about our own thought process. Because we are not our thoughts, moods, feelings, we can examine our own thought process, and use this self awareness to change habits.
So, this is were I am at. I have some habits- disorganization, procrastination, ineffective multitasking that have become glaringly destructive to my personal achievement. I cannot continue successfully to work from home and take care of my family without changing these (and a few other) habits.
Obviously, I will work on finishing the book, and hopefully, the author has some great ideas on how to change. I also believe prayer is an important aspect in changing oneself. Then whether I accomplish my transformation or not really depends on the choices I make throughout the day.
Thanks for listening cyberspace.
(On a side note.... Like I mentioned earlier, I love when I find a good life changing book. There has been a few in my life.
The Big Book
A Return to Love
How about you, I would love to hear of books that were meaningful in your life.)