Do you question yourself?

By Jean Ricot Dormeus
I had just arrived in Washington DC with my family. I spent several weeks scanning the dailies for a good house to rent. We landed a nice townhouse and moved in. Following this episode, a colleague came to my office one day and caught me checking the ad section of the paper. She asked me why, since I had found a place. Only then it dawned on me that I was keeping a habit I didn’t need anymore.

Habits empower us to execute tasks without thinking. We acquire and cultivate deliberate habits or inadvertent habits. They give direction to our lives and determine our character. However, such an effective tool may go unchecked and consume much of our time for reasons belonging in the past. We want to walk towards new goals, yet we keep obsolete habits.

Hence the need to question ourselves periodically. As we review our days, we gain to assess our habits. We determine which habits to replace, which to adjust and which new ones to adopt. This method applies to any aspect of our lives, even our thinking process and communication.

Failing to do that, we may want to change some features of our character without getting a grip. We may keep going to the ad section of the paper even with no need for it. And we will keep seeing the same results despite our good intentions.

Control the force of habits by taking the habit of questioning yourself. Assess and make relevant decisions. Else, your habits will control you.

Jean Ricot Dormeus

Check my book “Land of Dormant Dreams – A walk into the future” for more tips.

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Jean Ricot Dormeus, Land of Dormant Dreams – A Walk into the Future, p. 61