“Watch your thoughts; They become your words.

Watch your words; They become your actions.

Watch your actions; They become your habits.

Watch your habits; They become your character.

Watch your character; It becomes your destiny.” - Lao-Tzu

graph LR A(Thoughts) -->|Become| B(Words) B -->|Become| C(Actions) C -->|Become| D(Habits) D -->|Become| E(Character) E -->|Become| F(Destiny)

Habits Video

All people are the same only their habits differ. - Confucius

The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” — Will Durant

“Character is simply habit long continued” — Plato

“By nature men are nearly alike; by practice, they get to be wide apart.” — Confucius

“The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you choose, what you think and what you do is who you become” — Heraclitus

“Habit is either the best of servants or the worst of masters.” — Nathanael Emmons

“‘Excellence’ is not a gift, but a skill that takes practice. We do not act ‘rightly’ because we are ‘excellent’, in fact we achieve ’excellence’ by acting ‘rightly’.” — Plato

“Sanity means tying it [your well being] to your own actions” — Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

We first make our habits, and then our habits make us. - John-Dryden

  1. Changing Habits