The Power of Habit
Updated: Apr 30, 2021
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit."
--Will Durant based on Aristotle's teachings
In that case, it is good to reflect on what we regularly do. Our regular behavior has shaped our reality. (That includes thoughts, words, and deeds.)
I like to track my habits and see where they have led me. The obvious thing to look at is fitness and money because they are the easiest to measure. Are you able to lift more weight than before? Do you have more money than you did? Very simple --it is either yes or no. (Why or why not is more complicated, but once you've got to either,"Yes, I'm getting stronger/wealthier," or no, "I'm actually struggling more" you have valuable information that that you can use to create what you want.)
Draw any judgement away from that assessment and be honest. Don't beat yourself up, just decide what you want and what habits you must either establish or continue.
So, are your habits improving your situation or making you poorer and sicker?