Last week I wrote that finding a rhythm is quite hard, but starting something ‘new’ is often an even bigger hurdle. Since I’ve conquered that first step yet again and I don’t want to quit after one week already, I thought I would share a source of inspiration when it comes to habits and change.
Over more than 2 years ago I discovered a blog by James Clear, James writes, among other things, about habits and human potential. His articles helped me a lot with self improvement and I want to highlight just one of his most popular articles in which he advices not to set goals.
Totally not doing the article justice, but it can be reduced to answering the following question; If you completely ignored your goals and focused only on your system, would you still get results? He argues the answer is yes and you simply commit to a process and not a goal. I can only speak for myself but the insights into counterproductive human behaviour are really recognisable.
Creating a process is exactly what I’m going to do. I’m committing to publishing at least one blog article a week on Thursday latest, by working at least 1 hour on Tuesday and 1 hour on Wednesday on articles and experimenting with new stuff. The process will probably change over time, but that doesn’t really matter at this point. For now, the only thing I want is experiment with new stuff and write about it and this is the process that will help me with that.
Though James doesn’t publish as much as he used to, I still highly recommend subscribing to his news letter and read through his most popular articles.
Till next week!