Put It Away - Organization at Work or Home

This is a collaboration of educational, business, and home management principles. I have taught at colleges, have been a manager, restaurant owner, entrepreneur, and mother of nine for many years. I have tried to find the best of the best in each field and then bring all these ideas together to make life more efficient, productive, and to SAVE effort and time.

Good Habits; Good Character
Spencer W. Kimball suggested that we take a careful inventory of our habits. “Change,” he said, “comes by substituting good habits for less desirable ones.” Then he added, “You mold your character and future by good thoughts and acts.” (New Era, Sept. 1974, p. 7.)
“We sow our thoughts, and we reap our actions; we sow our actions, and we reap our habits; we sow our habits, and we reap our characters; we sow our characters, and we reap our destiny.” (C. A. Hall, The Home Book of Quotations, New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1935, p. 845.)
The future most seek is a life motivated by good thoughts, expressed in good works, and sustained by inner peace and respectable achievement.
We are not born into this world with fixed habits. Neither do we inherit a noble character. Instead, we are given the privilege and opportunity of choosing which way of life we will follow—which habits we will form.

Confucius said that the nature of men is always the same, however, it is their habits that separate them.

Good habits are not acquired simply by making good resolves, though the thought must precede the action. Good habits are developed in the workshop of our daily lives. It is not in the great moments of test and trial that character is built. That is only when it is displayed. The habits that direct our lives and form our character are fashioned in the often uneventful, commonplace routine of life. They are acquired by practice.

Solomon the wise taught, “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” (Prov. 22:6.) e good habits of a child’s early training form the foundation for his future and sustain him in his later life.
In the conduct of our lives we learn that good character-building habits mean everything. It is by such behavior that we harvest the real substance and value of life. The way we live outweighs any words we may profess to follow.

Mahatma Gandhi said, “Man’s destined purpose is to conquer all habits, to overcome the evil in him and to restore good to its rightful place.”

Bad habits are a reflection of our thoughts and personalities, our behavior and conduct. Someone has observed, “When a man boasts of his bad habits, you may rest assured they are the best he has.”

Our great challenge is to learn how to control ourselves. We must learn for ourselves and act for ourselves.

Habits are subject to change and improvement; An ancient proverb states that good habits result from resisting temptation. Such resistance often takes the form of a persevering struggle. When bad habits become a part of our lives and we desire to overcome them, we must seek help.
It is a wonderful feeling to conquer wrong practices and to be free and unencumbered from their detrimental effects, both physically and mentally. When we have conquered our bad habits and replaced them with good ones, living as we should, then we are on our way to real freedom.

We should become so involved in acquiring good quality traits and participating in character-building activities that there is no time to engage in anything worthless or harmful.

We begin, then, with our thoughts and end with our destiny. Our destiny is determined by our character, and our character is the sum and expression of our habits. 

Character is won by hard work.
Ernest L. Wilkinson said: “Character … is not something to be obtained by ease and indolence or being socially agreeable. It cannot be acquired by absorption or by proxy or on the auction block. It is a reward derived from honest toil in overcoming difficulties. We grow by mastering tasks which others consider impossible.”

Yes, character must be formed in this life with good habits supplying the building material. When the qualities that are desirable in individuals become universal in the people of a nation, that nation also will have character. Goodness either in a person or in a nation is not simply the absence of wrongdoing. It is a love of and practice of all things that are true, honest, lovely, and of good report.

From a talk by Delbert L. Stanley: Good Habits Develop Good Character


Self-employed consultant to businesses and individuals. I work with clients to improve business efficiencies, set up innovative resource strategies, simplify and refine processes, systematize, train employees, coach executives, and so forth.
I have a PhD in Organization and Management.  
I have an MBA and a BA in Human Resource and business. I am the mother of 10 children, nine living, ages 10 through 28.(Yes, they are all mine and with one husband, HA!)
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