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Sunday, February 28, 2010

How's The Fit Re-visited (#4)

"We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit." - Aristotle
And so, also, is kindness and lying, or generosity and friendliness, or pessimism and honesty, activism, technological skill, playing an instrument, any skill for that matter and any of a number of human traits.  Excellence is but one example.  In other words, if you make a consistent effort to understand others and to be considerate in your behavior toward others-you will probably become a kindly person.  If you often tell lies, you will be a liar.  Whatever you do on a regular basis will turn into part of who you are.  It will develop into a trait or skill that you identify as a part of your self-description, others who know you will list that as one of your characteristics, and it will, in part, shape your life. 
So, the question is, does your life feel like a good fit?  Is it the life you want ?  One of my patients declared last week that he wants " work on getting the life I want..."  Is what you are doing and spending
 the most time or effort on, creating the shape you want your life to be?  A personal quality can, to a great extent be grown, like a skill, with practice.

Who do you want to be?

The first post on this topic:      

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