VIRTUES are well-formed habits of doing what’s right. Overcoming laziness when we first wake up makes it easier to be about the daily duties, no matter how large or small they are today. The athlete sharpens physical performance by training, by practicing fundamentals day after day. Success is not an accident any more than the VIRTUOUS LIFE is an accidental discovery. Habits – that is, the repetition of acts – leave their mark on the soul both for good and for evil.