"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."
Will Durant (paraphrasing Aristotle)
What do we find ourselves repeatedly doing? Are they good habits leading us to future growth and maturity? Are they negative thoughts and actions that keep us caught in cyclical patterns of frustration and apathy?
The start of a new year gives each of us an opportunity to set new goals and think about new desires for the next season. Establishing the right habits to reinforce those desires will give us the foundation to be successful. To be excellent we should look carefully at the habits we've established and start to create new ones to lead us in the right direction.