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What is something I want to achieve this year?

This year I’ve decided to join the Bloganuary challenge and respond to a prompt daily. This is a good exercise to write something daily.

Today’s prompt is “What is something you want to achieve this year?

This year something I want to do is start reading.

I’ve been listening to a lot of podcasts and video materials, but lately, I realized I’ve read 0 books in the past few years.

I began reading few days ago in 2022 “Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones” which is a great book and I am already half done reading it.

On my queue I have the following books that I ordered just today:

The order is random, I’ll see which one I will be reading first after I finish the Atomic Habits one.

One thing that I’ve read in this book is how to think about making habits. I have to think that the goal is not to read a book, the goal is to become a person that reads regularly.

The goal is not to lose weight, the goal is to be a healthier person.

And also there is nothing wrong with making resolutions when a year starts. There’s a trend nowadays to just stop making new year’s resolutions because most people do not stick to what they want. The problem is that we focus too much on the habit/resolution itself and not on our own identity and what we want to change there.

Your attitude is most times a reflection of your identity, so focus on changing your identity and stop focusing on short-term changes. Until your goals/resolutions do not become part of your identity, they tend to be temporary changes and that’s why.

That’s why for example most people make a resolution like “I want to go to the gym 3 times a week this year” and fail because they do not have the best goal. The goal should be “I want to be a healthier person”.

So yeah, nothing bad with making resolutions in a new year, just focus on the identity and on the end goal, not the way you reach that goal. That’s why I know this year I will read more and I will lose weight, my most important goals on a personal side.

I also have other personal/family goals that I will not make public now, but I know how to tackle them.

That’s it, this is what I want to achieve this year.

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6 comments to this article

  1. Anonymous says:

    All the best!

  2. I like your outlook, you are right focus on becoming a person that reads more than to read a certain book. All the best with the reading and Bloganuary!

  3. Filip Iulian, nice to meet you!
    I love your list of books. Thanks for sharing!
    Wish you all the best with your plans and the Bloganuary challenge!
    PS I love your theme on your website.

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