I came across this Habits Manifesto in a book I was reading, and really thought not only was it simple but profound.
The truth is sometimes the most profound things are the simplest.
And here Gretchen Rubin outlines her habits and manifesto for how to live a life of impact, meaning, and with the right priorities.
Take a moment and really read through each of these points, and think to yourself,what would you add? What would you take away? And more importantly, how should you act in light of this?
What we do every day matters more than what we do once in a while.
Make it easy to do right and hard to do wrong.
Focus on actions, not outcomes.
By giving something up, we may gain.
Things often get harder before they get easier.
When we give more to ourselves, we can ask more from ourselves.
We’re not very different from other people, but those differences are very important.
It’s easier to change our surroundings than ourselves.
When we can’t make people change, but when we change, others may change.
We should make sure the things we do to feel better don’t make us feel worse.
We manage what we monitor.
Once we’re ready to begin, begin now.
Here is just one shift I’d make. The first says this, “What we do every day matters more than what we do once in a while”. Or I’d just put it this way, “Being consistent is better than being occasionally exceptional”.
What do you think?