Henry Thoreau once wrote, “For every thousand hacking at the leaves of evil, there is one striking at the root.”
As I read this saying in the book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey, on a recommendation from a friend, it really left an impression on me. I’m only in the first few chapters of the book and thus far it is a fairly good read - a little too verbose in getting the point across for my personal tastes but otherwise a worthwhile and much needed life awakening read.
The point the author is trying to convey in his opening chapter is we can spend countless time trying to change our actions and behaviors (the leaves) but it’s only in the moments when we change our perceptions (the root) that the quantum change we long for can be attained.
When you change your perception it’s like the proverbial light bulb goes off. You have the long awaited, “AHA!” moment. I’m in the start of mine now... what will yours be?