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


Have The Day You Have

We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. – Joseph Campbell

“Have the day you have” quote (by Peter Hedges or Ahmet Zappa not sure at this point) taken from the movie trailer of the Odd Life of Timothy Green in response, after saying, “Have a great day” is too much pressure!

Sometimes the best gifts are the ones we don’t plan. Sometimes the gifts come with what we have perceived as failure, but the failure is really just a way of clearing out all of what doesn’t really serve us. Opening the doors for a life that can be better than expected.

The trick, I believe, is to relax in life, to go with the flow; to have dreams and goals, but to have faith that whatever comes our way, is in our best interest.

Don’t Push the River, it flows by itself. – Robin Caasdan

Just a thought…

Love, Goldi

How to Achieve Your Perfect Life

Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last you create what you will.  George Bernard Shaw

To achieve your perfect life, goals should be self set so that the desire to attain the goal, fuels you. However, you must start with your imagination to help you set those goals. It allows you to create the life in which you uniquely want to live.  The image then becomes specific and clear, which gives you a basis to set your goals, sending you in a direction and giving you purpose in life.   The purpose will cause action, and this seed or idea that you’ve planted will bring about what you will.

What does your perfect life look like?


Love, Goldi