3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge: Day 3

Today is the third and final day of my 3 days, 3 quotes challenge. So far I have quoted Shakespeare and Stephen King, and today I’m turning a bit more philosophical.

Thank you again to Kelly for tagging me in this challenge. Today I would like to tag Milenka.

RULES

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Post a quote each day for three consecutive days.
  • Nominate three new bloggers a day. (I don’t really know enough bloggers yet to tag 3 people per day, but I’m hoping 3 in total is enough!)

 

Today’s quote:

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

Today, I am sharing this quotation often attributed to Aristotle (turns out, misattributed – see this website for more info!).

The most important part of this quotation to me is the first half. “We are what we repeatedly do.” To me, this means so much. If you consistently act in a generous and kind way, then you are, clearly, a kind and generous person. By contrast, if you repeatedly tell yourself negative things, you are a negative person. Every time you do something, you reaffirm the type of person you are. I find this inspiring, as it is so easy to believe that we are hard-wired in a certain way, but actually all we have to do is change our actions. We can be who we want to be, by doing what we want and need to do.

I’m not sure how much that makes sense, but I find this quote very empowering.

Have a lovely week 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge: Day 3

  1. You’re absolutely right – this quote IS so empowering and completely true. When you hear something over and over again, you start to believe it. We’re hardwired for the negative, which is why it’s so easy for us to believe the negative thoughts we think about ourselves, but it’s so important that we build ourselves up. It’s the ‘fake it until you make it’ thing. I’ve loved all the quotes you’ve used in this challenge and I’m so glad you decided to take part 😊

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    • Absolutely! I didn’t realise just how much we are hardwired to think negatively – it’s an old caveman survival instinct to expect the worst. But it’s no good for our self-esteem! I’m really working on being positive to myself now.
      Thanks for tagging me in the challenge 🙂

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