“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle
Hmm? So what is Aristotle talking about? Let’s go there, habits are the small actions you take and the decision you make every day. Research by Duke University scientists suggests that habits account for about 40% of what we do on any given day. I think the other 60% is driven by the MTA. But seriously, your Dharma and/or your current life is essentially the sum of your habits. In other words, your health or your malady is a result of your habits; your joy or fear is a result of your habits; your alignment with your Dharma or sense of failure is a result of your habits.
What you are repeatedly thinking about and doing each day creates the persona that you display to the world, your beliefs and who you are. Everything I teach starts with better habits: my yoga teachings through abhyasa (repeated practice over a long period of time to obtain spiritual connectivity), my organization coaching through performing repetitive tasks to obtain productivity and my yoga health coaching through daily aligned routines. All habits. When you learn why you are doing what you are doing, you can learn to transform your habits and you can transform your life.
Best Habits Reads
- The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg – After seeing it on every subway rider under the age of 30, I gave in. Totally worth it!!!
- Any Article by James Clear – my habit go to guru – he does all the research and his science base approach is nerdy galore.
To explore more and playfully engage into your personal prophesy, you can come or call in to the next DHARMA SESSIONS – a free workshop about clarity and practicality! You’ll explore technologies like Yoga, Ayurveda, Professional Organization, A Course in Miracles and Yoga Health Coaching to design the lifestyle that will help you thrive in your career, creative endeavors and relationships.