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Lessons from a Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher passed away today, and I heard a remarkable quote that I think we would do well to learn from. It is from the movie "The Iron Lady", which doesn't mean it is an accurate quote. It is at least in her character, if not her voice. But it is still something we can learn from her.

Watch your thoughts for they become words.

Watch your words for they become actions.

Watch your actions for they become... habits.

Watch your habits, for they become your character.

 And watch your character, for it becomes your destiny!

What we think we become.

~Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher 2011

Reminds me of something my mother used to say, though hers was much shorter: "Practice make permanent." 

When you take a shot, practice good habits, lest bad ones become routine.

Rest well, Lady of Iron.