My purpose in beginning a Three Goals Thursday initiative was to develop some habits for living that would unconsciously move me through life in positive, healthy, and beneficial ways.
I was stuck on the road to recovery, and I wanted to find a way to get moving again.
Since I’m a big fan of habit, I decided to begin setting goals for myself on a weekly basis—teeny, tiny, and easily achievable goals that I was sure would eventually develop into sustainable habits.
I read a book by Dr. Bowden, The Rogue Nutritionist, around the same time I took one of those Myers Briggs personality tests, and the book explained how to chart a course for my brain through the creation of winning scenarios. This course I’d chart had the potential for turning what would otherwise be perceived by me as mundane, repetitious, and/or boring work into exciting, service-oriented, and successful habits.
It sounded simple, and I like simple.
Since I believe repetition is the only form of permanence we can attain in this life, these days I keep doing those same small things over and over and over again; things that bring me success while firmly planting unconscious cues in my brain.
When I win, by achieving a goal I have set for myself, no matter the size, I win BIG and winning makes me “feel” happy.
Winning is a great motivator. Who doesn’t like to win?!
If you are interested in reading more about the development of winning scenarios, check out Dr. Bowden’s teeny, tiny book.
If you’re wondering how I made out with that Myers Briggs Personality Test I took on line, They labeled me an ESFJ.
If you can’t figure out what the results of the MBPT has to do with any of this, join the club. I’m wondering, too. All I can tell you is that I was fed up with the progress I was making and the perception that I was constantly losing when I took the test and I found Dr. Bowden’s book. End of story.
I began Three Goals Thursday in June of 2015, and I continue to this day to set three new goals every Thursday and then work the rest of the week to be true to myself through them.
It works if you work it, right?
Whatever we learn to do, we learn by actually doing it; men come to be builders, for instance, by building, and harp players by playing the harp. In the same way, by doing just acts we come to be just; by doing self-controlled acts, we come to be self-controlled; and by doing brave acts, we become brave. – Aristotle