“Your mind will be like its habitual thoughts; for the soul becomes dyed with the colour of its thoughts.” Marcus Aurelius
Repetition is the key to success. No where is this truer than our thoughts. We can create a successful environment for ourselves when we work with ourselves and not against ourselves. Whether creating a reminder on our phone to stand an extra five minutes each hour, to set a goal every day to write 500 words towards our first novel, or anything other achievement we strive for.
It begins with our thoughts. If we feed the good thoughts, we grow the pathways in our minds that will help to get us where we need to go. While if we continue to dig the same hole that we wish to get out of we will only sink deeper into the same thought processes that keep us where we’re at.
As Marcus Aurelius wrote, “for the soul becomes dyed with the colour of its thoughts.” You have it within yourself to masters your thoughts. It just takes practice, repletion, and above all cultivating the will you need to get where you need to go.