This past year, I decided to change one habit — and that one habit changed my life.
I wrote a minimum of 500 words every single day this year. That commitment resulted in 52 blog posts, more than 50 guest posts, over 200,000 words, and three published ebooks.
One major inspiration for this change was Zen Habits — a blog where Leo Babauta dispenses simple, clear habit-building tips. That guidance mixed with my own method of trial and error helped me establish this life-changing habit.
I went from sitting on the sidelines, wanting to write, waiting to become a writer, to being a writer — and a prolific one at that.
These seven steps are what got me there. And, whatever new habit you're considering implementing (or giving up) this year, use these strategies to help you achieve your desires: