As you begin your day, take a short moment to gather your thoughts. I have often repeated the following to students for decades to remind them of the power they have within themselves to develop into the individuals they desire to be.
Education is a gift we receive which no one can take from us, if we allow ourselves to continue to learn each day. As we grow and understand, we can see learning is endless.
Our personal habits should be guarded as gold mines and those bad habits we develop are anchors with chains wrapped around our feet, dragging us down each day. Habits dictate our behavior and the choices we make in our lives.
“Watch your thoughts, they become your words; watch your words, they become your actions; watch your actions, they become your habits; watch your habits, they become your character; watch your character, it becomes your destiny.”-Lao Tzu
It is in our power to change any part at any time. We can not go back and change the past. Many people dwell on the past, but those days are gone, and the day we have and the days to come are the ones we can change. If we continue to look back, we can never look forward to getting to the destination we desire. It is in the present and future our focus should be.
Make the changes today and start your path forward. Lots of gold awaits in the moments you create.