How much do your habits mould who you are?

June 1, 2017

Moulded clay pots


Seeing our habits as clay shaped into a pot, ‘How much do your habits mould who you are?’ becomes a key component to looking at and even understanding how we are, as well as indeed where we are.

Taking this idea further, we should bear in mind pots sometimes crack, leak and, if necessary, are able to be remoulded to better serve our needs. How much do your habits mould who you are? Possibly the answer is: “As much as is beneficial to us.”

The question can be pondered with an emphasis on any areas of life, health and financial quickly spring to mind. How much do your habits mould who you are? If habits include smoking sixty cigarettes a day and religiously opting to take the car for even the shortest of journeys, it will surprise nobody if lungs feel clogged whilst pockets empty rapidly. Our choices, our consequences.

Rather than asking “How much do your habits mould who you are?”, we could decide to consider what life would be like with a) less restrictive habits and/or b) habits providing a lifestyle more attuned to heartfelt values.

Such a matter might best be explored as part of a complimentary coaching conversation via Skype or Google+ hangout. If you are interested, please get in touch.

In the meantime, thanks for reading this ‘How much do your habits mould who you are?’ post today.

Kindest regards.


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About Brian

Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, CTI-trained Co-Active Coach, and Freelance Trainer, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, coaching workshops, marketing development training and English language training.

As an Adjunct Professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching to examine various work-related performance matters.

Brian’s goal is to support through coaching, training and writing all who wish to reach their full potential, in education, work or life in general.


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More Heart Poems Captured From Dreams (2017)

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How to deliver your potential successfully on the stage of work (2016)

The stage of work (2016)

Performance skills at work (2015)

Personal performance potential at work (2014)

Coaching, performing and thinking at work (2013)

Reflections on performance at work (2012)

Elements of theatre at work (2010)

Training through drama for work (2009)



August 2, 2010

Looking at Health

As stated in the previous posting, I’m using August as a time to ‘balance sheet’, observe, review, and evaluate aspects of life. The objective of this holistic, 360° assessment is to use the input to tweak plans and eventual actions for the final quarter of this year.

Starting with the area of health seems right, it’s the foundation on which the other areas of life to be looked over the coming postings are based. By health I’m referring here to general considerations only; aches, pains and suchlike are beyond the scope of this assessment.

What is my current weight? What would be an ideal weight? One I know I’ll feel comfortable with? What do I need to do to reduce the gap between the two? By when? Will I?

I’ve more or less cut meat from my diet. Coffee consumption has been reduced considerably recently, making way for caffeine free fruit flavoured herbal drinks. No complaints with the Mediterranean diet I follow. Fresh bread is always a temptation, but a manageable one.

A weak point. I am conscious of not regularly practicing sport. Stretching, the occasional jog in the park and getting around town on a bike don’t compensate for the time in front of the computer.

Lifestyle choices
I could write many words on the benefits of meditation, but I won’t. Suffice to say I am happy to have gotten into the habit of connecting with the breath. I’ve never been a smoker. Pollution is something I am conscious of, yet it is supposedly better here in this small town than in the big city in which I lived for many years before coming here.

Overall rating
6 out of 10. What would make it a 7 or 8 out of ten? Certainly some sort of scheduled exercise routine would be good for me and maybe have a positive impact on the weight at the same time. In the competition between the me of now and the me of tomorrow this is probably not a bad start. I love challenges and getting into better shape for the coming quarter is a good goal for me here.

Next time I’ll be looking at fun and recreation. In the meantime, thanks for reading this. If you decide to undertake a similar exercise of balance sheeting your life, I’d love to hear how you get on so feel free to leave a comment below. If you wish to subscribe to this blog please complete the box on the right; respecting your privacy, I will never release your e-mail address to third parties.


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