I really think the habits are important, because first you create your habits and then your habits creates you. Five years back, I was really inspired and moved by the famous Legendary Book “Think and Grow Rich” which was published in 1937 and sold over 20 million copies within 50 years. Think and grow rich is considered to be responsible for more millionaires than any other book in history.
Think and Grow Rich contains an abundance of wisdom on how to access the power of your mind and use it to succeed in life. It explains that our thoughts, beliefs, emotions hold the power to shape our destiny and if we learn to use these tools to our advantage, we can manifest our dreams into reality.
I came across this book back in 2013, when I was really disturbed because of the layoff happening in the organization I was working. I read this book for two-three times and started building and thinking what I wanted to do in life and started writing down my goals and dreams. I still haven’t achieved my goal of financial free, but I believe I am on the path and I have all the faith and roadmap to reach there.
One single quote stuck with me very deep from the book. Here it is:
What you think, you will act on, and become your reality. So choose your thoughts wisely, they will translate to actions, actions will translate to habits, habits will translate to your character, and your character will translate to your destiny.
This is the quote I live by every day and this is what guiding me to think and act. So, I started to feed myself with positive thoughts, I started to read books, I started to listen to audio books. I started feeding my mind with successful stories, started meeting entrepreneurs and started to surround myself with like minded people.
Thoughts triggers Actions, actions translates to Habits, Habits translate to Character and Character will translate to your destiny.
Because of reading and meeting with entrepreneurs, I started to work on side projects, helped a company to launch products and they are really doing good. It was learning for me. This experience gave me courage to start working on another side project along with my friend to build technology startup. We have been working on this project since 2016 and we are very determined to make it successful. We still struggling with this project and finding it hard to take off. We both are working in our day jobs and building this project in our spare time.
Reading books as much as I can, is the first step I had taken, either through books, audio books, podcast, blogs and on social media. This has helped me to get and understand from other people experiences. I will write about how I developed reading habits in my next post.