We can often be posed or pose the question “Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?”
A typical response can be to answer in the form of an ‘end goal’ or ‘outcome’.
James Clear has a different take on what you can do today towards your potential…
“The difference a tiny improvement can make over time is astounding. Here’s how the math works out: if you can get 1 percent better each day for one year, you’ll end up thirty-seven times better by the time you’re done. Conversely, if you get 1 percent worse each day for one year, you’ll decline nearly down to zero. What starts as a small win or a minor setback accumulates into something much more. Habits are the compound interest of self-improvement…the effects of your habits multiply as you repeat them. They seem to make little difference on any given day and yet the impact they deliver over the months and
years can be enormous. It is only when looking back two, five, or perhaps ten years later that the value of good habits and the cost of bad ones becomes strikingly apparent.”
So let’s remix that question.
Imagine a you that you’d wanna be 5 years from now?
What habits would that future you embody?
Select at least one. See yourself doing it and then answer this…
If you were to start really small today, like ridiculous small, say doing a 0.1% version of that future habit what would that look like?
Good stuff. Take that micro version of the habit and start introducing it ‘daily’ into your life and overtime incrementally increase it and increase it a little but more as the consistency grows.
Imagine a string of those incremental wins over days, weeks, months and years.
Who would you become?