Good habits are like the reverse of water wearing away at a stone.
If we are intentional and mindful about our lives we will create something really amazing. Good habits are like building a cathedral. Each stone, one at a time, is placed upon another. There is a plan to it and a lot of hard work. It isn’t built overnight, and it isn’t built by accident. It requires a lot of focus and discipline.
When we are intentional about our lives, every little bit counts and every little bit works towards a goal. We are building something amazing and strong.
If we are not intentional about our lives, those stones will end up being more like a field of rocks.
They will cause us to trip.
They will make the field unable to be used to produce a harvest.
Consider this – a stone, left untouched, is just a stone. But with vision and focus and hard work, over the course of several years, can result in an amazing sculpture like Michelangelo’s “David”. Perfection takes a plan, a lot of work, and time. It doesn’t happen on its own.
So how can we be intentional? What we read counts. What we do to take care of our bodies counts. Any classes count – whether a normal course of study or extracurricular.
It may seem like a little bit here and there. But over time, it amounts to a lot. Make it count.