“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle
What habits do you have? What things do you do without thinking about them? What do you do that, if you didn’t do it, would ruin your day?
Coaches drill specific plays – specific actions – for athletes to master. Coaches strive to create game-type situations in practice . . . we are what we repeatedly do!
Musicians practice the hard passages of a piece over and over until it becomes second nature. They strive for excellence in the practice room . . . that excellence is then repeated on the stage.
In our classrooms we practice skills and master techniques. From math problems to science labs, from developing reading skills to writing, they become part of daily life . . . we are what we repeatedly do.
Today, think about your habits. What do you do repeatedly that makes you excellence? What do you do that keeps you from becoming excellent? Be discipline and intentional . . . extend the habits to pursue excellence and eliminate the behaviors that bring you down.