Want to Change Long Held Habits

I am reading this book and want to recommend it for anyone wishing to age well. In previous newsletters, we discussed letting go of habits that no longer support our goals and taking on ones that do. This book provides the way.

James Clear suggests that rather focusing on the habits themselves, we choose a different focus. He says

Prevailing wisdom claims that the best way to achieve what we want in life . . . is to set specific actionable goals.

Eventually, I began to realize that my results had very little to do with the goals I set and nearly everything to do with the systems I followed.

Here’s an example:

If you’re a musician, your goal might be to play a new piece. Your system is how often you practice, how you break down and tackle different measures, and your method for receiving feedback from your instructor.

Maybe, if the goal is to age well, we have to look at our ways of being and whether tor not they are setting us up for the goals we want to achieve.