How to Create a Better Life, One Step at a Time
Whenever we want to change our lives, we come up with some pithy goal like: “make more money” or “lose 15 pounds” or “stop masturbating six times a day.”
OK, umm, that’s a start.
The problem is that these are just arbitrary actions. And anyone with even an inkling of motivation can write this kind of stuff in their goals journal.
They might even have the willpower to half-ass their way through a certain number of actions. But this won’t necessarily create any real change.
This type of approach to change sees people burn out, give up, and whine on Facebook. That’s because it’s shortsighted.
Real change comes from a change in your habits.
And a change in habits comes from a long, sustained alteration of small actions.
Let me illustrate it this way: Let’s say you and I are driving along down the road, side by side, in separate vehicles.
We come to a fork in the road, but the two roads in this fork are actually only separated by about one degree.
I take one road, you take the other. Now we’re only traveling away from each other ever so slightly at one degree of separation.
At first, the change is so slight, you can barely tell that we’re technically traveling in different directions.
But over a long enough period of time, if our paths maintain one degree of difference in direction, we’ll wind up far, far away from each other.
Creating lasting change is exactly like this
There are small (but important) course corrections you can make right now that, over time, will put your life in a very different place from where it is today.
Most people focus too much on the destination—lose 50 pounds, get a promotion, make more money, go on a gazillion dates, bang the quarterback/head cheerleader/librarian, etc.—when instead, they should be focusing on the systems they have in place to get them there. Because with the right system, your goals practically take care of themselves.
This course will help you build that system.