I don’t mind reading this particular quote of Aristotle again and again (I’m sure you will like it too).
We are what we repeatedly do
Excellence, then is not an act, but a habit
This is with this quote as a foundation; I am going to take you to a journey of how you can create your destiny by defining your thoughts. We are going to explore the sureties of creating destiny just by aligning every day’s thoughts in the right direction. I was watching the award-winning Slumdog Millionaire few days back. The movie starts with a quiz to us, the audience. How did Jamal (the protagonist) win the contest and the answer is option D Destiny (the answer comes in the last scene).
Destiny This, to many of us, is created by luck. I find it amusing whenever I hear that from people around. Be it good or bad deed, people start blaming it on external factors like luck, fate etc. Come on, people! Let us break those barriers we have been building all these years. Let us be realistic, scientific! Destiny, to the reality, is what we decide. We have discussed on how defining thought can help you decide your destiny.
Destiny, to its science, has lots to do with neurology and the physiology. Whatever you think, your body, acts accordingly. You are taken to what you keep thinking. It is in this, context, I want you to read the great Aristotle’s quote again.
We are what we repeatedly do The little of common sense we use, will tell you that whatever we do is the result of thoughts. No one does anything absent-mindedly (if you think that’s how people are, please get out of the asylum you are in)! The decisions happen in conscious and sub-conscious levels. The neurons get charged of your repeated thoughts and they send your brain cells, the essential signals to, act accordingly. Thus whatever you think, is exactly what you do.
The next part of the quote Excellence, then is not an act, but a habit. It is by repeated actions, we define what our character is, we define what kind of person we are and ultimately we define our own life. Every minute adds up to the hour, hours to days, days to weeks, weeks to months, months to years, years to decades and on. Thus life is constituted of what we do every second.
We define thoughts and we do the actions. We do actions and thus we get all that we deserve. The entire universe conspires to give whatever you want, only by the repeated actions you do. Thus it is essential that you keep thinking (or if I can say, aligning your thoughts) in a right positive direction, you can create THE destiny you ever wanted.
Following are few tips of how practically you can create destiny, by aligning thoughts. If you want to be remembered as a person of a particular character,
1. Keep connecting that desired virtue with everything you do, wherever possible.
2. Do not lose heart. If you think, you are losing track, do re-think your decision.
3. Concentration can be enhanced by small trained techniques. Do concentrate on the thought process.
4. If you are not able to organize your thoughts, try helping yourself with a paper and pen. It works wonders,
These four tips, are just a small part in the tip of the iceberg. When you start doing so, you will be able to see and understand the magnanimity and magnificence of thoughts. Thinking is Life, Life is thinking. Define, Create and Control your thoughts using my thoughts above.