The Excellence of Habit

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” Will Durant in summation of an Aristotle idea.

At the beginning of every year we set goals for ourselves. Throughout the year, we may reminisce on those goals, as often they have become old friends. We’ve thought about the goals and have repeated them to ourselves, over and over again, year after year. An although the goals are truly a desired change, changing our habits are not. 

 So our first step should not be in directly attaining the desired result, but a desire in creating a habit, that after time, will produce the result desired. You get to create your new self with behaviors that if practice daily, begins to feel like the self that you want to be.

Just a thought…

Love, Goldi


Foolish and Courageous

If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid. -Epictetus 

You have no idea that you are capable of so much more…Have the courage to do something different – adapt and change! Be fearless, In whatever it is that you want to do.   Step up and  step out – be noticed – try new things, and expect more.

If you don’t try – you will never know!

Just a thought!

Love, Goldi

Strength in Change

When major changes in your life happens, even when the change is to improve your life, it can make you feel unsettled and distressed. So when life forces you to change and you think the change is catastrophic, it can seem debilitating, but it’s really what makes us stronger.

”If an egg is broken from an outside force – life ends. If broken from the inside force – life begins. Great things always begin from the inside.” (unknown)

Remember our strength comes from the inside. We are defeated or winners before we begin. It’s what we believe, and what we think that makes it so. Pay attention to what you say/think to yourself, and out loud. If you think you’re defeated, then you will never take steps to succeed. Focus only on the remarkable outcomes that can occur. This is your inside work. This is your focus – the knowing that all things are somehow working in your favor – grow stronger.

Just a thought…

 Love, Goldi