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 Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups
- The Richest Man in Babylon
- The Psychology of Money
- How to Change: The Science of Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be
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.