The Engine of Success

In her most recent blog entry, Astha quotes S. Vivekananda:

"We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far."

Very true.

Our thoughts do make (or break) us. But our thoughts are affected by our experience.

In fact, there is a cycle going on all the time, involving our thoughts, our actions, our results, and our relationships, that has been dubbed The Engine of Success:

- The Quality of Our Relationships has an impact on our thinking...

- The Quality of Our Thinking affects our choices...

- The Quality of Our Actions determines the outcomes we get...

- The Quality of Our Results affects our relationships...and the cycle continues.

As computer educator Ken Modesitt says: As the quality of relationships rises, the quality of thinking improves, leading to an increase in the quality of actions and results. Achieving high quality results has a positive effect on the quality of relationships, creating a reinforcing engine of success.

Posted by Terrence Seamon, 2/19/07


Nimmy said…
Hi :)
Good post, this! I guess the only thing under our control, though, is our thoughts! So, keep a tab on them, control them, channel them, and they'll do the rest! :) Relationships et al.

PS: It's been a long time since I heard your voice! Thought I'd drop in and find out what you've to say ->on your blog... :)
Terrence said…
Hi Nimmy,
Nice to see you again. Thanks for stopping by.

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