Someone posted this a few days ago and I thought I’d elaborate on it
"Watch your thoughts, it becomes words."
"Watch your words, it becomes actions."
"Watch your actions, it becomes habits."
"Watch your habits, it becomes character."
"Watch your character, it becomes destiny."
"Watch your thoughts it (they) becomes words." Have you ever opened your mouth and spewed forth words without thinking? Hmm I do that all the time and that behavior is known as "Speaking your mind." Sometimes I catch myself and say, out loud, "Oh did I just say that?" I have often told people “You will never have to guess whether or not I like you.” Simply put, I can’t be nice to people I don’t like – something I learned from my father, good or bad that is the way I am built. (That forwardness has gotten me in trouble a time or two and I’ve made and lost friends because of it. AND sometimes it isn’t what I say it’s how I say it.)
I have recently started stopping my thoughts and replacing them with a more pleasing, pleasant thought. When we think negative thoughts continuously we will become negative people. Negative thoughts can lead to depression.
“Watch your words, they becomes actions.” This could be a good thing, like here at SP. I said I was going to lose weight and look at that I did. Now I need to say more things like I’m going to get back to my goal weight or I am going to get up earlier.
Being a “Person of your word” is a good thing, you are trustworthy. If you say you are going to do something, then DO IT. I know people that don’t follow through on their promises and I simply smile and change the subject, thinking “Yeah I know that is just lip service, what you say and what you do are 2 entirely different things.” Then other times I just broadside them with exactly what I am thinking, depending on the circumstance and how long that person has been b.s ing me. Do I want to be a friend of or with someone untrustworthy? Why? when there are so many others out there that are trustworthy?
"Watch your actions, it (they) become habit" I'm afraid that's happening to me right now and I am not liking it. I'm not a morning person so don't like to get up but then I am upset with myself when I do get up thinking - ‘I have wasted a large part of the morning and before I know it darkness will have settled around us.’- I'm not in a deep sleep anyway and wake up several times before I finally slide my feet over the edge of the bed, I just need to slide out of bed sooner!!! JUST. Seeing as I'm not leaving the house today I am going to jot down a few things on my To Do List and put it on my bedside table. Maybe that will get me moving earlier.
"Watch your habits, (they) become character." If I continue to sleep in day after day will I become a Sleepy Head? If I am a sleepy head will I become lazy? Good grief I hope not.
“Watch your character, it becomes destiny” When one continually tells falsehoods that person becomes known as a liar. Oh what a wonderful way to be known! Now that’s something I can’t stand or understand. Why do people do that?
We’ve all heard the words “He/she is quite a character” So maybe that person could make a living as a comedian! That wouldn’t be so bad ----- I guess.