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Podcast-Sendung: 212: Micro Habits: The Too-Small-to-Fail Plan for Big Results
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." That line from Aristotle may be one of the most overused quotes in history. But it's overused for good reason; it's a good quote. At least the first part. Aristotle was onto something for sure: we are what we repeatedly do. I agree with that 100%. The issue I have is with the second part: Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. There?s no such habit called excellence; you can?t wake up tomorrow and start your morning routine with a quick session of excellence before you go grab breakfast. I?ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about setting new year?s resolutions or goals for the year, which I think is only natural when the calendar flips, but I?m had a hard time coming up with a SMART goal or set of SMART goals for the year I was really excited about. It?s easy to pick a number out of the sky, like I want to make $1 million, or I want to reach 100,000 subscribers, or I want to become a #1 New York Times Bestseller, and those kinds of goals are great -- if they motivate you and you can reverse engineer a path to get there. But on the flipside of Big Hairy Audacious Goals like these, to borrow a phrase from Jim Collins, is the micro habit. And that brings us back to Aristotle: we are what we repeatedly do. I?ve seen the power of consistent execution first-hand; this podcast is probably my bes...