You Are Who You Think You Are

“Sow a thought, and you reap an act;

Sow an act, and you reap a habit;

Sow a habit, and you reap a character;

Sow a character, and you reap a destiny”

Charles Reade

This quote I’m sure many of you have read some variation of it. What I take from it, is that however much effort I put into my intentions, I shall receive the same upon my situation.

Whenever I start to get depressed, I just get off my behind and start doing something, moments later I forget what I am depressed about.

So what I learn from this is that whenever I start to feel helpless its because in that moment I am what I think I am. But if I start doing something with intention behind it, I find that I have a purpose, which makes me feel better.

There is no try, only doing.

If you ever wanted to get somewhere in life, you can’t just think about it. Eventually you’ll have to take some sort of action. Whatever the action may be, it’s a start (a try). And actually “trying” is really doing something that is progressive. It is learning that leads to development.

There is no such thing as failure.

At least failure has gotten you closer than if you hadn’t done anything at all, so continue “doing” until it is done.

It’s time to stop beating yourself up, do something, and it doesn’t matter what it is. If it leads you from point A to point B then you have made progress. Even if that progress came from the intention of having relaxation. Well there you go, you have succeeded at getting some rest. It’s not being lazy! Its intent was to receive some much needed rest. Laugh a little bit. Just catch yourself if you start feeling miserable. Then its time to get up and do something.

Don’t take yourself too seriously.

Forgive yourself, you’re a great person with good intentions. Learn to laugh at yourself every once in a while too.

Inner peace is a state of being not a state of doing.
By just doing things will not give you peace alone, it’s one’s state of mind. Lets look back at the initial quote by Charles Reade. Ultimately if taking action doesn’t solve your problems you may want to look at how you approach problems. Considering that all causes have an effect like Reade wisely suggests, your reaction to a problem determines the outcome. Why you react in a negative way is the effect of something that troubles the inside of you. It would be of great benefit to unmask this threat to your being. Love it, heal it, forgive it, and let it go.
Believe highly of yourself because remember that you are what you think you are.

Have an excellent day/afternoon/night!

Jason Ratliff

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