Plato reminds us that ‘character is habit long continued.’
The Jesuits caution, ‘give me the boy until he’s 7, I’ll give you the man.’
and Dr. Stephen Covey gave us 7 habits of successful people.
It seems… It’s the habits we acquire that determine the patterns we engage in.
Habits are held together by patterns.
- Emotional patterns
- Spiritual patterns
- Intellectual patterns
- Instinctive patterns
Most are established very early. The Jesuits were confident that before the age of 7, the future man was crystallized within the young child.
Yet, most book focus on creating good patterns.
- Better time-keeping
- Multi-tasking skills
- Faster typing skills
New Business Patterns
One way to examine how your business works, and your role within the business, is to define new patterns. New human patterns. New business patterns.
Not revise, change, or remove existing ones.
But, create new patterns that connect the synapses together in ways you hadn’t thought of before.
It’s like thinking of a new color.