Friday, July 11, 2008

Integrating New Ideas

In the last few years I have begun to realize that I can easily find good ideas in books. Actually practicing those good ideas until they become integrated into my life is the real challenge. Evidently I’m not alone in this.

In the Heartmath Solution, Doc Childre and Howard Martin write:

“People who start out to accomplish changes more often than not don’t carry them through to completion. This is especially true when what they’re trying to change involves attitudes, ways of thinking, and emotional behavior. We’ve probably all had the experience of feeling our initial passion for a change wane—and then lose the impetus for change all together. The initial heart directive that inspired us gets lost in day-to-day mind processing. Sometimes we have to go back and reactivate our commitment to earlier realizations until we have a progressive momentum going—and then we can supplement our initial appreciation with appreciation of the progress we’ve made!”

I appreciate the inspiration.

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