“A habit is something you can do without thinking – which is why most of us have so many of them.” ~Frank A. Clark
The first time I read this quote it made me laugh; I also laughed the second time and the third. But then I started to think about it – it is both funny and has good point. Implicit Mr. Clark is referring to the bad habits that sneak upon you without you noticing. If you just go with the flow and always act by impulse your habits are going to be random and a lot of them will be bad habits that stop you from getting what you want in life.
It is easier to act on emotions and impulse than thinking about your actions, but to get good habits that will result in your success you have to use your ability to think. Start defining what you want in life and discover the good habits you need to get there. You can address your destiny by using your brains.
Descartes famous words finally come to good use: “I think, therefore I am.” While studying philosophy at the university I never managed to get impressed by Descartes, but in this case his words seem to fit the context. If you want to be someone or something; if you want to achieve; if you want to get the feeling of accomplishment then start thinking and use your common sense and a good deal of willpower.
If you think about your habits and realise them, then you will achieve and you will feel the meaning of life. Your habits define who you are and by forming good habits you will be. In other words – if you think, you will be.