We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
There must be consistency in direction.
— W. Edwards Deming
If you create an act, you create a habit. If you create a habit, you create a character. If you create a character, you create a destiny.
— Andre Maurois
Life is often compared to a marathon, but I think it is more like being a sprinter; long stretches of hard work punctuated by brief moments in which we are given the opportunity to perform at our best.