Achievements, Avoiding work, Habit Formation, New Year's Resolutions, Procrastination, Small tasks, TedEd, Tuesday
Well, folks. Here we are. We are already past the middle of January 2023. How many of you have started tackling your New Year’s resolutions?
Many of us have the right intentions, but then when reality hits, we start to falter. My gym will be packed for the first few months of the year, and then it will fall back to normal traffic. Why? Because everyone is gung-ho at the first of the year. Then folks begin to lose interest.
Besides health goals, you may have others. Maybe you want to write a book, learn an instrument, or any number of things. Why do people fail to achieve their goals? Procrastination. Why do we procrastinate? Why do we put off something that is good for us? In this video, you’ll find out. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
I wish all of you well in 2023! If you found some things in this video that rang true for you, use that as you push forward with your goals. Sometimes we can make it easier by starting small. I have found that doing small things each day build to big achievements. Take reading, for example. Each year, I read about 50 books on average. I do this by literally reading a chapter a day. That’s it. That’s my formula. Don’t get me wrong, I actually read much more than that, but the goal is one chapter a day. Of course, when I say one chapter, I read one chapter in typically four or five books simultaneously. So, four or five chapters. Still, this doesn’t take much more than an hour.
Exercise can be tackled the same way. Start small. Do 5 minutes of exercise. That’s it. Once you’ve established the habit, increase the time you exercise. I realize many experts suggest 20-30 minutes a day, but frankly, doing something is better than doing nothing. Do some pushups, walk, or even participate in a sport you enjoy, like golf, tennis, racquetball, basketball, you name it.
Well, that’s it for today, folks. I hope you have a great Tuesday!
Until next time…