At Weightwatchers (my “support” group) yesterday morning, the leader had this statement on the flip chart. Of course, she was using it in reference to changing eating habits, but I think they are words that can be applied to our lives in general:
Thoughts become words
Words become actions
Actions become habits.
When I think about this it makes me realize that there really are no “idle” thoughts. Our thoughts are constantly changing, redefining, refining or affirming our beliefs and our view of our world and those around us, according to what we see and hear.
And those thoughts do shape the words we use — whether carefully selected or just blurted out.
And, doesn’t any action first start with a “game plan” whether formal or informal, composed of words?
And, of course, any action, whether good or bad, done routinely, becomes a habit.
Certainly words I find interesting to ponder.