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Fill in the Blank: “Our Life Is What Our __ Makes It.”

Fill in the Blank: “Our Life Is What Our __ Makes It.”

How would you fill in the blank: "Life is what our ____ makes it."

In his Journal, Jules Renard wrote: “Life is what our character makes it. We fashion it, as a snail does its shell.”

I'd propose "Life is what our habits make it." As I write about in Better Than Before, my book about habits, habits are the invisible architecture of everyday life. About 40% of our existence is shaped by our habits -- so if we have habits that work for us, we're far more likely to be happier, healthier, and more productive.

Other possibilities? Education, relationships, self-knowledge...?

I've never read any other writings by Jules Renard, but this journal is extraordinary.

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