Bad habits

Two men got drunk on an island. About midnight, they staggered down to their little boat, took up the oars and started to row. They should have reached the main land within an hour but daybreak saw them in the island, still rowing.

1. Why were they not able to reach the mainland?
2. What is the implication of this story?

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1. They did not untie the rope that secured the boat to the shore.
2. As long as we are tied up with negative thoughts and habits, we cannot attain freedom and happiness.


         Habits Quotes

  • "Your beliefs become your thoughts, Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your actions, Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your values, Your values become your destiny."
  • "I insist on a lot of time being spent, almost every day, to just sit and think. That is very uncommon in American business. I read and think. So I do more reading and thinking, and make less impulse decisions than most people in business. I do it because I like this kind of life."
  • "The moment you become aware of the ego in you, it is strictly speaking no longer the ego, but just an old, conditioned mind-pattern. Ego implies unawareness. Awareness and ego cannot coexist."
  • "You can't make yourself feel positive, but you can choose how to act, and if you choose right, it builds your confidence."
  • "It is a badly designed habit of cats (Alice had once offered the comment) that whatever you state to them, they generally murmur." 
  • "A morning espresso is my preferred method of beginning the day, settling the nerves with the goal that they don't later shred." 
  • "Watch your musings, they become your words; watch your words, they become your activities; watch your activities, they become your habits; watch your habits, they become your character; watch your character, it turns into your predetermination."