Thoughts become words.
I saw the date of my last post, and thought "I'm sorry for the delay". I am working on saying sorry less. I am working on delaying a response until the emotion bleeds off. If we follow the chain, thoughts become habits, habits create thoughts in response to stimuli.
I feel the anxious tugging sensation of failure. I react with apologies. Now I have had the space. The tug is gone. I can recognize the habit, replace it later with something new. Instead of an apology, I offer a thank you for returning.
Here is my next considered effort to create something. And I owe it to this book.