The reason I obsess about habits is that what we do each day is what matters. It is our life in miniature. If you aren’t happy on a consistent basis, then you aren’t going to live a happy life. If you aren’t working on improving yourself each day, a year from now, five years from now, you will not be any better than you are today. Habits are the invisible engineers of our lives.
The best way I know to engineer a better life is by engineering better habits. We have the most control over the bookends of our day. Wake-up reading, writing in a journal and exercising. Don’t fall into the common trap of making a living and not designing a life. It is so easy to lose sight of what is important. I did it for years. It is only recently that I realized that I need to stop, stand still, and assess.
We only have one life to live, and it isn’t going to start over. Don’t waste it doing what must get done and start doing what you want to get done. What you want to accomplish. What you want to achieve. Pursuing a dream and not achieving it isn’t the greatest tragedy of life. Not having a dream to pursue is. Life holds special meaning for those brave enough to pursue their dreams. “Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.” Langston Hughes
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