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Mental habits: - the habit of taking the time to do a job properly - the habit of taking the time to find out how to do a job properly - the habit of taking the time to get a correct and proper understanding of things Q. What gives a person the above mental habits? Why do some people have the habit of always doing things properly, always doing them right? A. The personality trait of conscientiousness; listening to that voice within ourselves that tells us what we "ought to do" --- and obeying it; an honest concern for doing things right, doing them in the best possible manner; listening to the voice of prudence within ourselves that tells us that although taking the time to learn how to do things correctly and then taking the time to do them correctly may take more time in the short run it saves time in the long run. Doing things properly and getting a correct and proper understanding of things requires time, patience, persistence and effort. The person who has the above mental habits is willing to take the required time, put in the required effort, and has the patience and persistence that is required to do a thing right. The impatient type of person is not willing to take the time. The lazy person is not willing to put in the effort required. The conscientious person is, almost by definition, both patient and persistent and hard working. The unconscientious person: - lazy; doesn't want to put in the work required to do it right - careless, indifferent - impatient, always in a hurry - doesn't want to take the time to do a job properly - doesn't want to take the time to find out how to do a job properly - doesn't want to take the time to acquire a correct and proper understanding of things - doesn't want to take the time to seek out the facts and inquire into things before making judgments and decisions - not seeking Truth, not seeking Understanding, not seeking the best way of doing things July 1992 More from SolitaryRoad.com:
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