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Watch Your Thoughts...

Dusty GilpinComment

I watched the movie 'The Iron Lady' the other night and overall thought it was a fantastic movie. I enjoy watching movies about historical events and people. There were several great scenes but one in particular stood out to me. I found a clip of the scene and have provided it below. Please take a couple minutes to watch the clip and listen to the text.

"Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become your habits. Watch your habits, they become your character. Watch your character, it becomes your destiny."

I looked this quote up and found two sources; some attribute the quote to an individual named Frank Outlaw while some say it belongs to Mahatma Gandhi. In some places the author was just listed as unknown.

After watching the movie, I continued to recite this quote. I saw how powerful it is not just to an individual but to a business. How we think about our business is how we talk about our business which leads to how we act at our business which becomes habits at our business and so on until we create our destiny.

I get e-mails and questions from individuals asking me for advice on how to start their own business or clothing brand. I know this quote doesn't seem to have many answers, but if you really read it and understand how to relate it you are looking at the beginning, the life, and the legacy of a business. It begins with your thoughts and ideas and transforms into how you talk about your business and build the awareness. This leads to action and forming habits and processes which lead to establishing character and culture of your business. Over time, character and culture build your businesses destiny.  This quote answers the question of how thoughts and ideas become ones legacy, its through ACTION.  How do you start your own business or clothing brand...through ACTION.  Think about it, talk about it, and ACT on your ideas.

Watch your thoughts, for you never know which one will lead to your destiny.

Dream Big friends,

John