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Don’t Kick The Habit – Be Excellent!

“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.”

~ Aristotle


Aristotle (384 – 322 BC), one of ancient Greece’s most revered philosophers, was from northern Greece, and probably the most famous of Plato’s students. He tutored Alexander the Great, son of Philip of Macedon who united ancient Greece. That connection allowed him the means to publish many books on different topics – that survive to this very day! He is revered among Christian and Muslim thinkers alike. Continue reading “Don’t Kick The Habit – Be Excellent!”

Do You Wake Up In Your Greatness Each Morning?

“If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride – and never quit, you’ll be a winner. The price of victory is high but so are the rewards.”

~ Paul (Bear) Bryant


Paul Bryant, a successful college football coach over many years at the University of Alabama, knew something about what it takes to be a winner. His formula for victory has many familiar elements: dedication, pride, and the courage to persevere and never quit. I read also, that he once said that even after you achieve a particular goal, you don’t quit – you set a new goal and keep working. That last line was important to me because it put the idea of quitting as something a person should never entertain.

Continue reading “Do You Wake Up In Your Greatness Each Morning?”