Why I believe that excellence is a habit
Many people think of excellence as inborn.
They often think of having a quality trait which leads to the idea that an excellent person has inborn characteristics that are superior to others.
Actually, excellence is not a trait but a habit.
Aristotle said that "We are what we repeatedly do."
In other words, doing something right repeatedly will cause you to be right and not because you had that right nature in you all along.
- It could be something as simple as not eating chocolates after dinner to cultivate excellent dietary habits.
- It could be simply writing ten posts everyday at the same time, or for the same duration of time.
- Or it could be brisk walking for an hour a day, everyday.
At the end of the day, it's all about discipline.
Moving forward, we need to choose what we want to be excellent at or we will accidentally acquire the wrong kind of excellence at the end of the day, by virtue of habit.