Why habits are so important

01/11/2012

Because a life characterized by squandered potential doesn’t come from taking a decade to find yourself, nor does a career of excellence come from a refusal to take weekends off. It’s far more subtle.

The former comes from missed deadlines, a lack of accountability, and breaking promises to yourself. Refusal to take on challenging work here, shying away from fear there. Little by litte.

The latter comes from a commitment to winning habits, showing up every day, and facing the unknown with courage and conviction. An extra hour at the office here, the elimination of unproductive habits there. Little by little.