I listened to one of Michael Hyatt’s webinars last year on goals. While presenting the content, he said something that was a bit of a game changer for me.
“You get two kinds of goals – projects and habits”
He might have actually used different words but this is how it landed in my mind.
I had a huge AHA moment.
I’m no stranger to the two types of goals… but I’d been calling them projects and recurring goals. When I made a new kind of goals sheet last year, I even put thought into which recurring goals were on my list every month, and incorporated these into my monthly goals form.
But suddenly calling it a habit made a big difference.
Because I know I’m good at creating habits. Could that be a superpower? 🙂
I have a system, set myself up for success, work the system and soon, it’s a new way of doing or being.
For instance, eating breakfast. For years, I didn’t “have the time” to eat breakfast. I then decided that it was the healthy thing to do and I needed to start doing it. I created a reminder in Outlook every single day at 9 am, it reminded me to eat, and so I ate.
Once it was a habit, I was good.
Same story with water. And with conquering my email.
At the moment, I’m working on two new habits – getting a full 7 hours of sleep every night (my goal this month is actually 7 hrs 15) and cleaning my face before bed.
I’ll feedback about those when I do this month’s goals review.
Even Goals Night is a habit 🙂
Over to you.
What kind of format do your goals generally take?
Do you have more once-off projects or habits that you try to work on?
I’d say my goals lists have slightly more habits goals than once-off projects