The following is an excerpt from The Life Actionbook: Tools and Actions for Personal Development
Many people make the mistake of trying to change too much at once. It often occurs at the beginning of a new year when people attempt to reinvent themselves. They want to lose weight, go vegan, make more money, and quit smoking all at the same time. And they end in catastrophic failure after three days.
Don’t try to change more than one aspect of your life at once. It takes time to turn a lone action into a daily habit. It takes at least a couple weeks to develop a new habit. I suggest developing one new habit each month. Create a 30-day challenge for yourself. At the beginning of each month, decide on one aspect of your life you want to change. Then focus on that single issue for the entire month.
Using a series of 30-day challenges to change your life turns it into a game. You either succeed or fail in each challenge. The habit is either created or not. And the challenge only lasts a month. It is a huge accomplishment if you succeed, but still beneficial even if you fail. You might not achieve your goal, but you will make more progress than if you had not tried at all. Because the experiment is limited to a month, you can learn from it and move on. Each new month gives you the opportunity to start another exciting challenge. Do a year of 30-day challenges. It will transform and your life.
Find your weaknesses and quash them!
- time management
- social skills
- personal finances
If you’re striving for continuous improvement in your life, let The Life Actionbook guide you.
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