Most people know what is useful for them.
- Setting boundaries.
- Sleeping for 7+ hours.
- Going for a walk.
- Eating clean.
- Working out daily.
- Reading books.
- Creating more than consuming.
- Learning new things.
Still, we don’t do these.
Because we wait for a perfect start.
We tell ourselves a story that goes something like this – starting next week, I’ll change my life. I’ll learn a skill, work out, create new work, and read and do each of these for 1 hour a day.
Great if you execute on this plan. But most people don’t because it is not easy to carve out 4 hours in a day, just like that.
Better if we aim for 20 minutes in a day for these four items and do them each for 5 minutes a day. Then after sticking to it for a week or two, increase those 20 minutes to 30 minutes.
At a certain point, you’ll not be able to increase the time like that. Then eliminate something you do now and fill that gap with growth-related action.
This approach will increase your odds of success.
So stop waiting for overnight change and a perfect start, and start with gradual change.