I've been reading Better Than Before; Mastering the habits of our everyday lives, by Gretchen Rubin. This about sums up goal of the book, which is also my goal as I build habits a la Charlotte Mason:
"As I reflected on the changes I'd seen in my habits and in other people's habits, it struck me that only rarely do we achieve a dramatic, picture-perfect before and after. Sometimes we do make a complete transformation; it's not an utter fantasy. But usually we end up in a place that's better than before. And that's enough."