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.
Habits are most easily built when you start small. Learning to start small is easiest when you are… small. Tiny Habits® is a system created by BJ Fogg, PhD, head of the Behavior Design Lab at Stanford University. He’s been studying how people change behaviors for over 20 years, and now you can apply his research in your parenting.
The present is a product of all the “todays” before now. The future will be made of todays, and the only day you can live in is today. Well, would you look at that, it’s today again. As adults, we understand that our actions today will change, in a small way, the future, for the better or worse.
You know the goal-setting basics. You must set goals, and write them down, and look at them daily, etc.. And you know about S.M.A.R.T. goals, right? Goals should be Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-Bound. I’m not saying any of that is wrong, but goals won’t get you anywhere on their own.