Man can continue conducting in a stereotyped manner depending on the habit he has formed. He cannot avoid using his intellect for satisfying his desires. He, therefore, acts as a perpetual machine for changing his circumstances. Changed circumstances necessitate changes in the ways the man conducts. He has to change his habits.
There are two ways he can change his habits; reactive and proactive. He can change himself reacting to the changed circumstance or he can decide to be proactive in the matter of changing himself. When he decides to be proactive he has to review his circumstances and his habits. While doing it, he may have to go deeper into the causes that lead to change in his circumstances and also the circumstances that have been created, to know if they are to his benefit at all.
It becomes a kind of appraisal of one’s own past performance. It also gives an opportunity to rectify the mistakes of the past and to tread on the right path. When one is habitual of something he, usually, does not think; therefore, one must try to be proactive in his efforts in changing his habits, at least, when he is forced to change his habits.
PROMOD KUMAR SHARMA
[The writer of this blog is also the author of “Mahatma A Scientist of the Intuitively Obvious” and “In Search of Our Wonderful Words”.]