(Proverbs 4:26 KJV) Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.
I wonder what the tense would be if this were written in Greek. I don’t know Hebrew well enough to dig it out. I read it as being the Greek present tense. That means that it is an ongoing proposition. It isn’t like leveling the foundation for your house, as important as it is. This is more watching your step when hiking in unfamiliar territory. It is watching for stop signs on a road you have never traveled.
I know I like to get into mindless habits. I can let my mind wander as I go through the motions. This is a minor problem in the shower if I can’t remember if I washed my ears. It is easy to do it again. It is more of a problem if you make a sandwich and are halfway through it before you remember that the medication you are taking said you should have left the cheese out of the creation.
Righteousness requires us to take it off cruise control and engage our minds. Dead rules can be satisfied by legalism. A living God requires loving God with our minds as well as our hearts, souls and strength.
So? Work on it. It is a discipline. But that is what it is to be a disciple.