I’ve been doing a lot of reading recently for my course, and I just started reading a booked called ‘Reframing Organizational Culture’, (Frost et al...). It’s funny, as most of the other journals or books that I have already read are so hard to get your head around, however the first page of this book makes so much sense.
If there’s one good thing that you have to read today, let it be this. The introduction to the book reads:
“The thought manifests as the word
The word manifests as the deed
The deed develops into habit
And the habit hardens into character.
So watch the thought
And its ways with care
And let it spring from love
Born out of respect for all beings.”
In life there are going to be a lot of things that you reflect on and look back and say ‘what if I had done this... what if it went this way’. But those thoughts just hinder your progress to grow as a person. You have to take the ‘Words’ or ‘Deeds’ that you weren’t happy with and learn from your mistakes, and make sure that they don’t become your ‘Habit’, but rather your ‘Experience’.
Ok now I better go and read the next 400 odd pages of this book! :)