More than a few people have asked me about how I organize my habits. “Habits” seems to be a popular word these days, with more and more books popularizing the idea of habits over goals. Goals are great, but it’s your habits that achieve them.
Life is all about the little things… because it’s all little things. Big things are made of a bunch of small things. Let’s start with the minutes in our day and then we’ll go into daily decisions.
There are plenty of great products out there, and there is plenty of junk. But here’s the thing: the product doesn’t always matter. New products can be a great motivation for starting new habits, but financially, the product is not always necessary.
The first time I heard about “Inbox Zero,” I was sold. The idea of keeping a clean slate in my inbox was so intriguing that I was willing to read the entire article and figure out how to do it. The concept of sorting and filing emails to keep a neat inbox worked for a while. Honestly, it still works, but I went through a period where it seemed like it was my #1 goal in life.
I keep track of the books I read because I’m a nerd and because I read a lot so I don’t want to end up reading the same book by accident and not realizing until I’m a few chapters in, unless of course I want to re-read a book. I just want it to be on purpose.
Is there anything in your life you want to improve? Your finances? Your health? Your business? Your marriage? Your relationship with God? The good news is, you can improve all of it. I present to you: The Commitment Ladder.