The habit of building habits

The Meta-Habit-Building skill is fractal and recursive.

Writing every day for 365 days, I’ve learned to build habits.

The most significant learning of this whole experience has been the one of contributing to my self-growth. By finding the way to be consistently and continuously practicing and learning, I have discovered more about myself and my behaviors.

Soon after I started my challenge to write daily, I’ve found myself recording my notes while walking.

So, daily writing became daily walking. I’ve walked for more than 1’000 km in a year, for a total of 2’000 km in two years. I cannot conceive a day, now, without having even a short walk. You can imagine the benefits, but this is another story I will tell somewhere else.

How can you write about your thoughts, only, without confronting yourself with what other excellent human beings have said? That’s how my daily reading habit started. Of course, I’ve been reading all my life, but I have never consistently tracked the books. So I’ve challenged myself to read at least ten books a year, then it became 12, now it’s 14. And I am doing it.

My next challenge is about sharing. I want to absorb new knowledge and experiences and sharing them through my view lenses. And that is why I’ve started my blog.

What am I going to be tomorrow?

I am working on it today.

You choose to be who you are by repeatedly doing what you decide to do, consistently, continuously.

The Meta-Habit-Building skill is fractal and recursive.
The Meta-Habit-Building skill is systemic, fractal, iterative, and recursive.
(Thanks to Jorge Arango for the inspiration found in the cover of the book “Mastery”.)

This is the last Essay in my challenge: One Year Writing: 30 Lessons Learned in 30 Days

  1. The Journey is the Purpose (16 Nov 2020)
  2. Writing is Thinking (17 Nov 2020)
  3. Write a Lot to Write Well (18 Nov 2020)
  4. Creative Loneliness (19 Nov 2020)
  5. Be Less Ambitious, Be More Consistent (20 Nov 2020)
  6. Writing builds your networks (21 Nov 2020)
  7. Connect ideas now (22 Nov 2020)
  8. Writing improves your memory (23 Nov 2020)
  9. Writing makes you a better observer (24 Nov 2020)
  10. Writing sets the focus on yourself (25 Nov 2020)
  11. Dissolve your distractions (26 Nov 2020)
  12. Writing reduces your jargon and slang (27 Nov 2020)
  13. Walking generates ideas (28 Nov 2020)
  14. Writing is like drinking coffee (29 Nov 2020)
  15. Creativity makes you happy (30 Nov 2020)
  16. Be smart, let it go (1 Dec 2020)
  17. Writing is a process (2 Dec 2020)
  18. Automate repetitive tasks (3 Dec 2020)
  19. Publish text as digital text, not images (4 Dec 2020)
  20. Why asking questions? (5 Dec 2020)
  21. Facilitate growth by tracking habits (6 Dec 2020)
  22. Type more, type faster, type better (7 Dec 2020)
  23. Transcribe your thoughts to become an effective communicator (8 Dec 2020)
  24. Write daily to become a better manager (9 Dec 2020)
  25. Do it small to do it better (10 Dec 2020)
  26. Don’t lose your mind. Back it up (11 Dec 2020)
  27. Write daily to enhance your reality (12 Dec 2020)
  28. If only I could be ten, again (13 Dec 2020)
  29. Writing compounds despite everything (14 Dec 2020)
  30. The habit of building habits (15 Dec 2020)

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