In 2016, the NBA’s Golden State Warriors set the record for the most regular season wins… and still managed to lose the playoffs. Along the way, Steve Kerr, the team’s coach sensed trouble. The Warriors were winning but… “poor habits also nagged him: too many loose passes and missed assignments… ‘slippage’ became one of his favorite words.”   The Warriors’ offensive blitz (they blew away the record for 3 pointers) masked lapses in defense and their willingness to tolerate sloppy habits. In Kerr’s words: “it’s the habits you have to clean up, because that stuff doesn’t necessarily turn back on.” 

It all depends on what you want in life and how hard (and how smart) you are willing to work to get it. But in many respects, your level of achievement in life boils down to your willingness to tolerate bad habits. You can get away with bad habits for a long time…. until you can’t.

Closing Quotes:  

“Good habits, once established are just as hard to break as are bad habits.” – Robert Puller  

“First we form habits, then they form us. Conquer your bad habits or they will conquer you.” – Rob Gilbert   

“It’s always hard to recover after a loss. . . . I have to know when it’s time to step up, not to revert back to bad habits but to keep ahead with the good ones.” – Venus Williams  b.1980  

“It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.” – Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790 

“The hard must become habit.” – Doug Henning   

“The best cure for one’s bad tendencies is to see them in action in another person.”  – Alain de Botton

As always, I share what I most want/need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier