Saturday, July 14, 2012

on habits of mind: Montaigne #4

NFL coaching legend Vince Lombardi once said, "Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing."

As you reflect on your own habits of thinking, read the following passage about Montaigne's view of the topic and ask yourself: do your habits of mind help you achieve your goals, or do they get in your way? Answer in a comment to this post.

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  1. My habits tend to get in the way of what I need to be doing. However, were I faced with death I would have many mistakes but no true regrets, for the things that impede my ability to get what's important done are the very things that have made my life happy enough that it could end this instant without a care from me. My habits tend to be living free of care, living life to the fullest, and always creating a path that has not previously been traveled.

  2. So this quote is a few pages past this point. But I love the raw truth in it. "Est quaedam flere voluptas."