Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Habits are key.
I wish I could do this. I wish I could do that.
You hear this all the time, but yet wishers don't do this or that. Instead, wishers continue doing whatever it is they've been doing for x amount time and unsurprisingly stay exactly where they're at.
I am not a wisher. I am a doer. I figure if something is worth wishing for, then it's worth making actionable steps in that direction. Whether it's opting for the healthy item on a menu to take a step towards fitness, going to bed early so I can work on my PhD stuff in the mornings when my brain is at it's best, or simply making my bed in order to make an effort at being tidy (unnatural for me).
Being a doer is not easy, but the best way to go about it is to develop daily habits, the execution of which yield the objectives you desire. I mean, so long as your pointed in the right direction, it doesn't matter how big the steps are or even if you pull yourself along with your lips, so long as you keep moving, you'll eventually arrive at where you want to be, so I thought today I'd share a blog that I've found recently that has helped me get back into the groove of my early morning habit.
The blog is "Zen Habits" and the post I've linked you to is "Big rocks first."