How to create positive habits that actually stick, to improve your life.
Do you have goals? Like real, written, actionable goals? Most people don’t.
But I’m sure you do. Because you want to get the most out of your life.
But what if I told you that goals aren’t as important as every self-help book says they are?
What if I told you that habits are the foundation to success?
Goals and habits actually work together, but goals are nothing without habits.
I don’t like to have a hundred different apps on my phone.
The more I have, the less benefit I get from the ones I do have.
For me, the 80/20 rule definitely applies to the apps I use on a daily basis.
I’m using [actually less than] 20% of my apps for 80% of my productivity. And here they are.
Benjamin Franklin was widely known for his practices and habits…specifically: his virtues.
He was a lifehacker before it was cool.
He believed in living a fulfilling and productive life, which is what brought him to these 13 virtues.
I’ll go over each one and show you how to apply them to your life to increase your productivity.
I’ve always promoted the idea of starting small when creating new habits.
We all know that we can’t start a new workout routine by running 10 miles a day. That’s obvious. But even if you aren’t starting that big, you may be starting too big.
It’s usually not starting way too big that messes us up, it starting just a little bigger than we should have. Just big enough to stop the habit after a few days, weeks or months.
This is where tiny habits come in.
Bj Fogg, PhD, has started a habit revolution with tiny habits. And people are accomplishing amazing things by implementing them.
I’m going to show you how they work and how you can start implementing tiny habits today. Right now, actually…
The idea of a weekly review was first made popular by David Allen.
He suggests that you cut out a block of time each week to review the previous week, and an additional block of time to plan the upcoming week.
I’ve learned a lot from his methods and I incorporate much of his teachings in my processes.
But the fact is, you don’t want a weekly review that takes several hours to complete. Because you won’t do it.
Here’s a quick weekly review that doesn’t take all day, and will save you countless hours throughout the week…
I love to study successful people and I don’t just mean the financially successful. I’m talking about the people who are successful in their internal and external world. These are the people who live with inner-peace and outer-joy and fulfilment.
I’ve learned that success leaves clues. As long as you’re following the path of those who have achieved what you’re after, you will start picking up what it took them to get to where they are.
In this post, you will learn 11 different habits that I’ve learned and observed from people make the most out of life and the best part; you can model these habits into your life and live a more complete and successful life.
We could all read more to improve our lives.
It seems like, no matter how many books we want to read, we always feel like we don’t read enough.
Sure, we may get lost in fiction books, and that’s great (I’ve actually been reading a lot more fiction lately), but as far as reading books on the areas of our life that we want to improve, we’re often lacking.
Here’s the thing, reading more may not be the answer. There’s a better way, that actually works…
Welcome to 2016!
I purposely waited until today to publish this to show how unimportant any specific date is. I’m not completely against setting a resolution at the beginning of the year, as long as you don’t get expect the changing of years to be some sort of miraculous time of new beginnings.
January 1st really is just another day.
I get it, new year, new you. And that’s great, but too often we set lofty resolutions, and then get completely discouraged when we don’t perfectly act out our new goals. Then, a month after the resolution is set, it’s abandoned. But it shouldn’t be like that.
We all fail. All the time. And that’s great.