We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. Will Durant
I heard an author yesterday talking about habits. She used the example of brushing our teeth.
In comparison to your other goals, how does brushing your teeth compare?
Do you make compromises with yourself? I’ll brush my teeth today, but not tomorrow (gotta give my teeth a chance to breath – that was for the Gaffigan fans).
Do you come up with reasons to put it off? I’ll brush my teeth tomorrow, but today I’m going to take it easy.
Do you rationalize away the need to brush your teeth? Carpe diem! Life’s too short for petty little stuff, who has time to brush their teeth!
All of our excuses and rationalizing seem pretty lame when compared to brushing our teeth.
Changing our perspective sometimes help us realize that we’ve been fooling ourselves.
From the perspective of teeth brushing –
How do you feel about your reasons for not eating well?
How do you feel about your reasons for not exercising?
How do you feel about your reasons for not saving money?
It’s the same thing. The excuses are just as lame and weak.
If this struck a cord – do something about it.
Make it a great day.