When are you going to show up?

by | Jun 17, 2019 | Ideas, Identity |

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


Notice how Aristotle does not say dream, imagine, or even plan. He says do. It’s not that dreaming or planning is bad or not needing, in fact in our world today creativity and imagination is critical in finding solutions. And also the act of being creative, of imagining, of dreaming can be a form of ‘doing’.

Aristotle reminds us that whatever we do repeatedly makes us who we are. The beauty of this or the gift of it, is therefore we can change by changing what we do. And we can start small as our actions will build up creating a larger change.

We can dream about writing a book, becoming a better marketer, learning to code, running a marathon, or really anything, but Aristotle pokes his head around the corner and asks, ‘When are you going to show up? When are you doing to do the work?”

The choice is up to you. Excellence is ripe and for the taking.

Photo by Mael BALLAND


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