Using habits to reach your goals

How To Use Habits to Reach Your Goals

Habits can be an intentional way to achieve great results, but only if you know when and how to use them.

When and How to Use Habits to Achieve Your Goals
by Michael Hyatt (@MichaelHyatt)

Tips & Tricks:

When to Use a Habit

  • When you have a vague aspiration that you just can’t seem to make measurable.
  • When you want to use a habit as a step toward completing an achievement goal.

How to Use a Habit

  • Make it SMARTER (specific, measurable, actionable, risky, time-keyed, exciting, and relevant)
  • Add a start date, a frequency (how often you will do the habit’s actions), a time trigger (when you want to do it), and a streak target (how many times in a row you must do it). Research has found that it usually takes 66 days for a habit to become automatic.

How to Track a Habit

Add a checkmark on your calendar for each successful action.

If you want to kill a habit instead, here’s the lazy way to do it.