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Today is June 2nd and welcome to The Daily Quote – a podcast designed to kickstart your day in a positive way. I’m your host, Andrew McGivern, and I’m happy you are here with me today.

Today we are celebrating National Donut Day! That’s right, it’s a day dedicated to those delicious, circular treats that come in countless flavors and styles. Whether you prefer a classic glazed, a filled delight, or something more exotic, donuts are a simple pleasure that brings a little joy into our lives.

You might remember, I recently said I don’t like donunts back on National Macaroon Day. I’m not a donut fan but when I get a great donut… that is amazing.

So on National Donut Day… if you are going to indulge in a donut make it an amazing one.

Now, let’s move on to the quote of the day. Today’s quote is another one from the esteemed philosopher, Aristotle:

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

On this National Donut Day, Aristotle’s words remind us of the power of our daily actions and habits. Just like the consistent efforts of a baker who perfects each batch of donuts, our repeated actions shape who we are and what we achieve. One perfect donut doesn’t just happen; it’s the result of careful preparation, practice, and consistency. Aristotle’s quote encourages us to reflect on our own habits and routines. If we aspire to excellence, we must cultivate positive habits and dedicate ourselves to continual improvement. It’s not about a single, grand act but rather the small, consistent actions that build up over time. Think about it: enjoying a donut once in a while is a treat, but making healthy choices regularly leads to overall well-being.

This quote reminds me of another quote…. You are what you eat. So don’t eat too many donuts, too often.

Similarly, practicing kindness, diligence, or creativity every day shapes us into better versions of ourselves. Excellence is within reach when we commit to making positive actions a habit. So, on this National Donut Day, as you savor your favorite donut, consider the habits you’re cultivating in your life. Enjoy the sweetness of the moment but also reflect on how your daily actions contribute to your personal excellence. Remember, excellence is not an act, but a habit – just like crafting the perfect donut.

Are you using a habit tracker or journal to build good habits? I use Notion and I love the power and flexibility of designing a custom system. I’ll tell you more about it another time. Thank you for joining me today on The Daily Quote. I hope today’s quote inspires you to embrace positive habits and strive for excellence in all that you do. Have a fantastic day, enjoy a donut or two, and keep building those habits of excellence. Until tomorrow, stay dedicated and subscribe or follow the show.


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