After a recent presentation to an entrepreneur group, the question came up, "How long should I be tracking my habits?" MG's response, "How long do you plan on living?"
Coming on the heels of recent episodes, "Habit Tracking is for Humans" and "What are the Most Important Habits?" the realization is this; we should track the habits that help us achieve our most important goals, for the majority of our life.
Taking a page right out of Benjamin Franklin's autobiography, who, after nearly sixty years of tracking his habits (virtues), said of the practice, "though I never arrived at the perfection I desired... I was a better and happier man for the effort." Then, Ben concluded, "I hope, therefore, that my descendants shall follow the example (habit tracking) and reap the benefit."
While tracking habits for the rest of your life may seem extreme, at first, it's efficacy has been proven time and again and has a profound effect not just on one's character but on their productivity and achievements.
Further, as reviewed in a recent episode, some of the most-cited habit studies for humans—for instance, the European Journal of Social Psychology, utilized habit tracking with their participants.
Unlike other creatures, we (humans) have the ability to craft, at will, any habit and skill we desire with PRACTICE. TRACKING REAFFIRMS PRACTICE AND PRACTICE REAFFIRMS DESIRE.
Start habit tracking now keep on trackin'! Be like Ben!
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