[pinit]Happy New Year Favored Friends! How is everyone doing with their goals so far?
I must admit.. I have some work to do. Playing catch up already. 😉 But, we’ll talk more about that in my upcoming post.. the 5am challenge!
For now, let’s talk about one goal that I have a plan in place for and will be totally life changing…
I have set a goal to read 1 book a month, which is 12 books a year. Now, I know that some people read for entertainment and have set reading goals that make this one sound embarrassingly small. But, I have one goal in reading. Become better.
I want my life to be different after I finish a book. So, the only books I read are success oriented. Now, I would love to read 1 book a week. But, right now.. 1 book a month seems doable and is more than I read last year. In fact, I can’t even remember how many books I read in 2015, because I didn’t keep track. But, self improvement is vital for success in life. And, I know we are either moving forward or moving backward in this area. So, I have decided 2016 will be a year of intentional moving forward.
Now here’s the kicker. I have set reading goals before. For several years actually. They would be either to read 15-20 minutes a day. Or to read ten pages a day, etc. But, honestly this never motivated me. Although I loooove reading.. making time for it takes a committed focus. And, I would find that life would get in the way. And, even though I had this goal set.. by the time the day was almost over, I was exhausted and got ready for bed.. 15-20 seemed like a long time! Then the thought would come.. eh I’ll do it tomorrow. (Not a success oriented thought.. I know!)
So, this year is different. Honestly I can’t believe this pattern of goal setting never occurred to me. But, my plan is to read 1 book a month. So, how am I going to make sure this happens?
Well this takes a little division. Thank goodness for calculators!
I will start each month with a new book. I will see how pages are in that said book and then divide by 30/31. This will tell me how many pages I need to read each day in order to meet my goal!
I know, I know.. this sounds so simple.. why didn’t I think of this before.?! Who knows.. 😉
So, how’s it going so far? Funny you ask.. or funny I asked myself. 😉 I ordered my book late and it just came in the mail yesterday. But, I applied the same process.. just using less days. And, I am so excited! Yesterday, I breezed through the pages like it was nothing and even read a couple extra pages!
I am confident that with this one little tweak, I will meet this goal and it will be life changing.
If anyone is interested in what I am reading.. January’s book is 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think …this book came highly recommended by several successful bloggers. I just started it, so we shall see what all the hoopla is about! 😉
So, how about you… Did you set any reading goals this year? Please share what works for you and how you make time to read!
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