Thursday, February 4, 2010


Well, the New Year has come and gone. As usual, we’ve organized the clutter, cleaned out a few closets and washed the holiday linens. Just like we do every year. Just like a habit.

Habits are formed so slowly that most of us don’t realize what is happening until the habits are too strongly entrenched to be broken. Seldom can one pattern of behavior be eliminated without replacing it with another. It has been said that nature abhors a vacuum and will always find something to fill a void. The best way to thin out the "weeds," or faults in your character, is to identify those traits with which you are dissatisfied and replace them with their positive counterparts. If you have a tendency to lose your temper, for example, find a replacement for your anger. Neutralize it with a positive expression or affirmation such as, No one can make me angry unless I let them. I will not let anyone else control my emotions.

Napoleon Hill


Anonymous said...

Your website is looking good. it looks like you been pretty busy writing. Great job!!!


Anonymous said...

I have enjoyed all of the articles
especially all about Christmas, trees,traditions and the New Year all sound familiar and have heard almost all of them. Dorothy Semple

Julianna Sage said...

Your blog looks great! Nice job, and great advice. Very true, no one has control over our emotions but us!

Cynthia Sherrick said...

So true about habits and how we have to work at changing them.

Your blog looks great! :)

Eliza March said...

This blog is beautiful. You've done a wonderful job portraying the essence of you and your writing.

Eliza March said...

You know that vacuum you were talking about? I think the twenty pounds I lost created a vacuum that had to be filled . Poof!

Lorelei Confer said...

Oh, fab post this week!