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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.
Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you'll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you'll find that you have more of it.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Quality is not an act, it is a habit.
A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right.
Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.
The law of harvest is to reap more than you sow. Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny.
Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all time thing. You don't win once in a while, you don't do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.
If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.
Make a habit of two things: to help; or at least to do no harm.
There are six components of wellness: proper weight and diet, proper exercise, breaking the smoking habit, control of alcohol, stress management and periodic exams.
Kenneth H. Cooper
Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth; when perfect sincerity is expected, perfect freedom must be allowed; nor has anyone who is apt to be angry when he hears the truth any cause to wonder that he does not hear it.
Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.
Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
George Washington Carver
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
You need to put what you learn into practice and do it over and over again until it's a habit. I always say, 'Seeing is not believing. Doing is believing.' There is a lot to learn about fitness, nutrition and emotions, but once you do, you can master them instead of them mastering you.
Stop the habit of wishful thinking and start the habit of thoughtful wishes.
My most annoying habit is complaining about my aches and pains. It's the new ones that I haven't identified yet that make me nervous. According to my wife, I complain way too much. I may be a borderline hypochondriac, or you could say I am fascinated by the body - at least by mine.
Winners make a habit of manufacturing their own positive expectations in advance of the event.
Creativity is a habit, and the best creativity is the result of good work habits.
Nothing else so destroys the power to stand alone as the habit of leaning upon others. If you lean, you will never be strong or original. Stand alone or bury your ambition to be somebody in the world.
Orison Swett Marden
Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy person has no time to form.
One of the most basic factors in sports is that winning becomes a habit, and losing is the same way. When failure starts to feel normal in your life or your work or even your darkest vices, you won't have to go looking for trouble, because trouble will find you. Count on it.
Hunter S. Thompson
Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.
Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.
C. S. Lewis
John F. Kennedy
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