177: The best advice on making habits last
The challenge for habits isn’t starting them. It’s not stopping them.
I’ve started many. Actually, I’ve probably started fewer than most. I’ve stopped fewer. Mistakes: focusing on starting, wondering the value of it to you, they’re mostly valuable, the problem isn’t that they aren’t valuable, it’s that they are and that there are too many, asking how to start. To start is simple. Floss your teeth.
The problem is that one day you won’t and if you miss one day you can miss two. If you miss two, it’s all over.
Aristotle’s quote on excellence
Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”
Winning is not a sometime thing; itâ€™s an all the time thing. You donâ€™t win once in a while; you donâ€™t do things right once in a while; you do them right all of the time. Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.
Today’s post gives the top advice you’ll hear on how to maintain habits.