Don’t aim for the moon

One of the biggest changes I’ve made in my attempts to build new habits over the years is to not aim for the moon.

Looking to start an exercise or reading or healthier eating routine? Don’t aim to do it all 7 days of the week.

Instead, go for something that you’d consider achievable. Start with 2-4 days instead.

Reaching for the moon assumes we’ll end up with 3-4 days by shooting for all 7. But the effect is often the opposite. We end up doing nothing because we get discouraged.

Starting with something on the other hand gives us something far more important – momentum. Once we have the momentum, we can work our way up.

Don’t let perfect stop you from getting started.

Get started. Build momentum. Win.