Our Character is a complex state of mind. It is what makes us an individual, but it is also plastic, malleable. It is made up of who and what we believe ourselves to be, our ego, beliefs, self-image; it is our personality our individual make-up.
Because it is plastic and malleable it means that we can change our character – but we must want to make that change for it to happen and be effective.
Manners maketh the Man or Woman As I was growing up there were two words which I was taught to use at every appropriate opportunity – please and thank you. These two words are the starting principle of manners. The old saying of “manners maketh the man” are not to be scoffed at but rather […]
Habit Formation and it’s Importance Habit formation is something that we start doing from the day we are born. We take on the behaviour that we act out and is accepted by our environment (our immediate family). This behaviour is then reinforced whilst we sleep and it enters the subconscious mind. What is a habit? […]
Searching for Diamonds In 1882 Russell Conwell wrote the “Acres of Diamonds” sermon that later became a book. It is a story based on a legend from India, involving a man by the name of Al Hafed and a place known as Golgonda, which is where the Golgonda diamond mine in India is located. Al […]
The path to Inaction You get an amazing idea and you feel excited, elated. You get goosebumps when you think about it. It’s a great idea. But something is missing. Something isn’t right. Wrong! You are procrastinating. Procrastination will provide us with plenty of excuses that on the surface appear feasible. The greatest one of […]
The Ant and the Petal Nature has always amazed me. The variety of species of plants and animals, and how something new appears to fill in a space where it is needed – a new predator, a new prey. A forest burns down and new shoots rise from the ashes. Nature has a persistence unequalled. […]