“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
In one of my favorite quotes, Annie Dillard said: “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”
It’s obvious but undeniably true. It’s easy to think of life as this abstract idea but it’s really just a ton of individual days stacked up on top of each other. And the success we have in any area – financial, health, relationships – all come from what we do in each individual day.
Nobody has the same background but we all have the same 24 hours in each day. How are you spending yours?
No, seriously. Let’s take an audit. You’re pissed that you’re not making enough money, but are you really working for it? You’re staring at that stubborn belly fat, but are you doing the sit-ups required?
There’s a time for positivity and a time to keep it real.
Because the only way we’ll achieve excellence is if it becomes a habit, something that we do each and every day.
Are your habits defined by laziness and excuses or are they building excellence?
Talk is cheap. We are what we repeatedly do.