It Is Easier To Act Into A New Way Of Thinking

It is easier to act your way into a new way of thinking than to think your way into a new way of acting. — Millard Fuller, Co-founder of Habitat for Humanity.

We are deep into January, and our New Year’s resolutions are becoming fading memories. I came across the above and it helped me realize why so many of my resolutions and good intentions fail. I try to write down my good intentions and think my way through bad habits. Instead I should have followed Nike’s advice, “Just do it.?”

My actions can trick my brain, but my brain seldom influences my body. I know that I need to exercise, but my natural laziness usually wins out over my brain every time. A.J. Jacobs calls this a fake-it-til-you-make-it phenomenon.

Whatever is your good intention try to put yourself into gear first. Don’t think your way into good intentions, but put it into action. Let me know how it works out. Webb.

 

 

About the author

Webb Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General of The United States, is an author and speaker. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller.

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