What Do You Do Repeatedly, And Does It Equal Success?

by Nicole Mangina on February 6, 2010

   We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.
                                                                ~ Aristotle

I think that sometimes we get overwhelmed by the idea of success and sabotage ourself.  We want success, but what if it means giving up everything in our current life and becoming someone drastically different?  Or it means that we need to make these huge gestures in order to be successful. Aristotle knew that success is much easier and more attainable than we realize.  It is more about consistency than anything else.

If you want to get into lose weight, repeatedly eating a piece of fruit for dessert versus a piece of cake will help you achieve success.  It is a relatively small change and easy to implement, but the key is that you have to choose the fruit each time, not just 1 out of 10 times.

Succeeding in business means making one extra phone call each day, not once a month

The changes really can be that small and incremental yet still have a incredibly positive result.  So notice what you do today as you move through your day and ask yourself if it is getting you the result you want.  If not, make a small and easy to adopt change.  Do it repeatedly and see where it takes you on your path to success.

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