I’m going to wax philosophical today. This quote from Ralph
Waldo Emerson has a permanent spot on my blog:
“That which we persist in doing becomes easier to do, not
that the nature of the thing has changed but that our power to do has
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I have always considered this a motivational quote to
encourage myself and others to keep trying. Staying on task helps one learn the
skills needed to conquer the task. Recently it occurred to me that the same
rule applies to negative activity.
“That which we persist in doing …” Do we persist in
procrastinating? Do we persist in living a sedentary lifestyle? Do we persist
in negative self-talk or holding a grudge?
Does negative activity become easier to do the longer we do it, therefore
making it harder to create a positive change?
Question: What are your thoughts about Emerson's observation? Does it hold true in both cases? Sound off in the comments below.
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