One of the most common questions people ask me is: How long does it take to create a new habit? Here’s why this question is not relevant, and what you should focus on instead.
For years, I tried and failed to create a daily blogging practice. I thought it was out of my reach, until it wasn’t. This is how I built a daily blogging ritual.
Striving. Driving. Pushing for progress. When you have a goal, you want to keep going until you get there. Even when we know it would be prudent to rest, actually resting is so hard. Why?
Most productivity experts begin their advice under the assumption that we seek “more time.” But more time is not really what we seek.
Setting clear goals and measuring your progress will lead you somewhere. The question is whether it will take you to where you want to go. Without this crucial element, your SMART goals are dumb.
Learning to climb a rope is reinforcing a lesson I’ve been teaching myself for years: the power of building slowly on a solid foundation.