Would you like to become a better person? If I did a survey asking people this question, I'm sure I would receive 100% response YES!!!!
" Who started today deciding on one thing they were going to be aware of and work on today to make them a better person?"
I asked this question recently to a room full of people and only one person said YES!!
Many of us have desires and aspirations that we would like to see fulfilled in our lives, but are not actively taking action to make those things happen . It can be difficult to relate what happens in present to results we would like to see in future. However future is prepared for today, by choices we make and way we invest our time and energy.
Most people want to be best they can be, but get discouraged because it seems such a huge mountain to get there. We live close to Burnaby Mountain, and often take dogs for a walk there. Thereís a really pleasant trail near bottom, shaded by trees, along bank of a stream However when it is time to walk home up steep hill prospect seems daunting. I can never walk up it without pausing for a break somewhere. At steepest part of hill every step seems a huge effort, and I eventually stop to get my breath. When I look back however, it is amazing to realize how far I've come. My whole perspective changes.The process of walking is automatic normally. When we walk, our mind focuses on other things unless going gets tough. We make progress but it is not a conscious process. That is because walking has become a natural habit for us. This is also true of life and skills we learn. The mechanics of driving a vehicle become second nature, as skills become so well practiced and familiar that we do not conscious think through each action. It becomes almost instinctive, as natural to us as breathing.
To consistently grow towards becoming better in our lives we need to create new habits that will move us there. At first implementing a new behaviour, thought pattern, or action into our lifestyle is a very conscious act. It's like walking up steepest part of mountain. However that is only in beginning stages. It only takes thirty days to form a new habit. then, that positive habit in our life becomes more a natural part of us. It moves to more subconscious part of our life.
Pat Riley said "Excellence is gradual result of always striving to do better."