We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit.
We’re in the 21st century. What do we have to learn from a Greek philosopher who lived from 384 to 322 b.c?
I think we have a lot to learn. Aristotle was a Greek philosopher, along with his teacher Plato, He has been called the father of Western philosophy.
Just read that quote again. We are what we repeatedly do excellence then is not an act but a habit.
Are you striving for excellence in your business? Do you strive for excellence in everything that you do?
Some do, some don’t.
But if you’re one of those people who like me strives for excellence, this quote from Aristotle gives us the answer that we’re looking for.
Excellence is not an act, but a habit. You see, here’s the thing. Habits underpin so much of what we do.
Studies have shown almost 50% of what we do is driven by habits.
The good things that we do and the things that aren’t so good. If you truly striving for excellence well, what we need to do is we need to create the habits of excellence and repeatedly do so that we become excellent.
What habits do you have in your business that pull you away from excellence and what habits do you have that drive you towards excellence?
Identify your habits, pick just one and focus on becoming excellent today.
What’s the one habit if you were to pick it today and you were to repeatedly do it, would bring you further down the pathway of excellence?