All in looking in the mirror

We die a little every day at the hands of our bad habits.  I don't mean this in a judgmental way because you have to decide if a habit is indeed "bad".  My meaning of a bad habit is something that keeps us from achieving a goal that we have set for ourselves.  Our habits present themselves in the form of things we do (or don't do) each day which could also be called our activities.  These activities represent our efforts and as Aristotle said, "Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit"