don't set goals. set habits.
Goals are supposed to motivate you, keep you moving,… right? But here’s the thing… goals can also keep you in a constant state of underachievement. “When I get fit I will be happy, I have to get at least 10k visitors to my website a month, when I get my work into that gallery I will feel like I am successful”. Goals are very different to systems, or having a plan. You see, the problem with goals is focusing on results rather than process.
However, when we think in terms of daily habits… something very powerful happens. Whether the habit is going to bed by 10pm, working on your art every day, exercising, …habits are the little building blocks from which all successes flow.
My plan is to do what I love (painting) and (now) to try and help some people along the way. Three years ago I set 2 habits. Painting every day, and posting something on Instagram every day. These 2 habits alone are the greatest reason why I am now able to do my art full time. I did not set out to become a full time artist, it happened as a result of the habits I put into action. By not setting expectations, I’m always satisfied. I gain confidence and build from that.
What habits can you set today in order to activate your plan? .
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