Excellence is a habit. Habits need to be acted upon daily. Every day we have to fight the entropy of age, the creeping chaos of the world. Each day we must make the investment of time and energy, just to maintain where we are relative to inflation, progress, and our own dreams.

If we invest just a bit more of ourselves than that minimum, we can improve daily. Slowly, inexorably, polishing the jewel that is us. It is the little daily sacrifices and choices that compound over years and decades to make us priceless sparkling multifaceted works of nature and nurture. So today, make the better choices. That’s all you have to do. Just do what you should, today.