Throughout the day, put the teachings into practice. In the evening examine what you have done, said, and thought during the day.
Whatever was positive, dedicate the merit to all beings and vow to improve on it the next day. Whatever was negative, openly admit, and promise to repair it.
In this way, the best practitioners progress from day to day, the middling practitioners from month to month, and the least capable from year to year.
Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche