I had two big epiphanies last month. One of them led me to write a post called Make Habits Your Goal.
It turned out to be one of the most important things I’ve ever written. It changed the way I thought about the Monthly Experiments Project, and the response from people who have read it has been amazing.
At the end of the post, I made a suggestion:
If there is a circumstance in your life that you want to change, instead of setting a goal, try setting a habit. Do it as an experiment.
In November, I’m going to take my own advice.
I Need To Do This
Part of the greater vision for the Monthly Experiments Project is to use my experiments to build the habits and skills that I’ll need to accomplish my long-term goals.
One of my goals is to create a successful blog. When I say successful, I’m not talking about making money or attracting a lot of attention. I’m talking about creating something that has the potential to help a significant number of people improve their lives. The “success” of this site is all about the impact I want to have in your life.
The problem is: Even though I love writing for this project, I haven’t been writing here often enough; and I can’t be helpful if I don’t write regularly.
To create a successful blog, I need to improve my writing habits.
This experiment only has one rule.
- Write every day.
That’s it. That’s the habit I want to create, so that’s what I’m going to do. Pretty simple, right?
During this experiment, I’m going to write for an hour a day, and I’ll be experimenting with writing at different times of day and different places.
I Want You To Join Me!
Part of the reason I do these experiments in an open setting is so that you can follow along with me. I’m so excited to have commitments from several awesome people who are going to be joining me for this experiment. I’ll be writing a post later in the month talking about who these people are and what their results are.
If writing is something that is important to achieving your goals, I encourage you to join us! 🙂 I have a feeling this one is going to be a lot of fun.
Here are the posts from the Write Every Day experiment:
- November 2012: Write Every Day
- Finding My Flow
- The Two Most Important Rules For Entrepreneurs
- 15 Days of Writing Every Day
- Monthly Experiments in 4 Words
- April 2014: Write Every Day – Round 2
- 1,000 Posts in 1,000 Days