A Hard Habit to Make

Aristotle advocated the value of moderation. He believed that the best course of action is more often than not found somewhere in the middle of two extreme options. If you’re unsure what the best action is, act in a way that pushes you closer to the golden mean—find that calm, controlled state of balance in the middle.

We are our habits. Turn goals into concrete actions and commit to them every day. Self-discipline remains an empty word unless you practice it in your daily life. You do not become a self-disciplined person just by calling yourself self-disciplined; you need to personify it through your attitudes and actions in order to become it.

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