Tag: habit

Habits Of The Unsuccessful (Part 2 of 2)

Please read the first part of the article.

 

Continuation:

 

They Give Up Easily

Successful people treat failures as stepping stones to success. Incompetent ones call it quits upon recognizing the first signs of failure.

At first, they may be excited to start an endeavor. But then they lose interest fairly quickly, especially when they encounter errors.

Then they go & search for a new one. Same story & same results. Incompetent people don’t have the persistence to go on and fulfill their dreams.

They Try to Bring Others Down To Their Level

Incompetent people envy other successful individuals. Instead of working hard to be like them, these incompetent ones spread rumors and try every dirty trick to bring them down.

They could’ve asked these successful ones nicely. But no, they’re too proud. They don’t want to ask advice. Moreover, they’re too negative to accomplish anything.

They Waste Their Time

These are the people who do not have the idea what to do next. They may just be contented on eating, getting drunk, watching TV, or worse, staring at the blank wall with no thoughts whatsoever to improve their lives.

It’s perfectly fine to enjoy once in a while. But time should be managed efficiently in order to succeed. There should be a proper balance between work & pleasure.

They Take the Easy Way Out

If there are two roads to choose from, incompetent people would choose the wider road with less rewards than the narrower road with much better rewards at the end.

They don’t want any suffering or hardship. They want a good life. What these people don’t know is that what you reap is what you sow. Efforts & action will not go unnoticed.

If only they would be willing to sacrifice a little, they would be much better off.

Now what successful people do

Successful people made it through trials & error. They never give up. They are willing to do everything necessary to achieve what they aspire for in life.

 

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Fear and Reason (Part 2 of 4)

Please do not miss out the the wonderful first part.

 

Continuation:

“Everyone can testify that the psychical state called fear consists of mental representations of certain painful results.”

-William James

The mental representations may be very faint as such, but the idea of hurt to self is surely present. It is a belief that the real self cannot be hurt. The reason can be brought to consider vividly and believing all quieting considerations.

How to remove fear “as far as the east is from the west”

  1. If the self can hold consciously in the assurance that the White Life surrounds the true self
  2. If surely within that self, and will suffer “no evil to come night,”
  3. All the instincts of self preservation may be perfectly active

Ways for fear may be divided

As a warning and as a maker of panic. The warning should be understood as given to reason. Fear need not appear at all, and that the panic is perfectly useless pain. With these discrimination in mind, we may now go on to a preliminary study of fear.

Fear is an impulse, a habit, and a disease.

Fear, as it exists in man, is a make-believe of sanity, a creature of the imagination, a state of insanity. Furthermore, fear is, now of the nerves, now of the mind, now of the moral consciousness.

The division depends upon the point of view. “Normal fear” should give place to reason, using the word to cover instinct as well as thought. From the correct point of view all fear is an evil so long as entertained.

Whatever manifestations, wherever apparent location, fear is a psychic state. Fear reacts upon the individual in several ways. In the nerves, in mental moods, in a single impulse, in a chronic habit, in a totally unbalanced condition.

 

Continue reading Part 3 and Part 4

Lazy (Part 1 of 2)

 

The Ancient Greek storyteller Aesop’s Tale of the Grasshopper and the Ant is a perfect reminder of the detrimental impact of lazy living. Throughout the summer, the ant worked hard, gathering and storing food for the winter. The lazy grasshopper laughed at him, saying it was time to play and sing. When winter gripped the land, however, the grasshopper had no food and begged the ant to let him have some, but there was no excess to share.

Laziness is a habit that can lead to our living on the generosity of others. The apostle Paul showed little patience for those who were unwilling to work, stating that they should not eat (2 Thessalonians 3:10). He taught the believers in Thessalonica how to steer clear of procrastination and idleness. His instruction included never accepting food from anyone without paying for it and to work hard day and night so they wouldn’t be a burden to anyone (2 Thessalonians 3:8). He also urged them to settle down and earn a living and challenged them to never get tired of doing good (2 Thessalonians 3:12-13).

Jesus also spoke of working quickly to carry out the tasks assigned to us by God, for night is coming when no one will be able to work (John 9:4).

Although Paul delivers a stern warning against laziness, even challenging us to stay away from people who are idle (2 Thessalonians 3:14), he implores us not to treat the lazy as enemies. Instead, he urges us to warn them as we would a brother or sister (2 Thessalonians 3:14-15).

In Proverbs 24:30-34, the writer viewed the farmer’s property, he immediately discerned the kind of person he was—complacent, lazy, and one who lacked judgment. His property was overgrown with thorns and weeds and the wall stood in ruins (Proverbs 24:31). The sage’s audience would have been appalled at the farm owner’s carelessness and would have surmised: The owner’s sloppy habits and disorganization was evidence of his physical and spiritual neglect.

 

To be continued tomorrow.