“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” -Aristotle
A quote from Aristotle, that’s helped change my life. An enlightenment I’ve placed upon myself for taking on new obstacles, enduring trying times, and focusing on the bigger picture.
At a time in my life I was out of shape, poor, and badly put together; my mind dwelled off poor choices, my body strived off sincere laziness, and my vision lacked longevity. I had nothing to look forward to, nothing to stand upon, and not a thing to fight for. As time continued, I awoken to the acknowledgement that my reasoning had been this way because of what I did everyday.
In life, you make a choice, day-in and day-out; decisions that push progression or instill stagnation. Habits are formed through our consistency. Time becomes the difference. A wise man once said, “impactful humans hold the same amount of hours in a day like the rest of us.”
However, what’s the difference?
Repetition has the ability to not only get you closer to your goals, but also has the ability to keep you at a stand still from where you could be. 365 days in a year means you have 365 chances to push yourself forward. As I choose to push my life in a set direction, I’ve achieved something to look back on. Creating a path to give guidance during confusing moments. As of now I’m healthy, financially stable, and my vision looks toward a bright future. The repetition I’ve chosen, helped pave that path. Those building blocks became my sturdy road to continue traveling on. The decision I habitually chose lead me through my darkness.
What will be the basis of your everyday decisions?
What habits will you form to strengthen your journey?
Habits begin with not only a choice that is repetitively chosen, but consistently executed.
What will your choice be?