Write a book. Lose 15 pounds. New Years Eve is coming up and goals like this are sure to enter in the resolution conversation. So how can we take an ambitious goal and make it a reality? Set a schedule. From James Clear over at iDoneThis:

Instead of giving yourself a deadline to accomplish a particular goal and then feeling like a failure if you don’t achieve it, you should choose a goal that is important to you and then set a schedule to work towards it consistently. That might not sound like a big shift, but it is.

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Productive and successful people practice the things that are important to them on a consistent basis. The best weightlifters are in the gym at the same time every week. The best writers are sitting down at the keyboard every day. And this same principle applies to the best leaders, parents, managers, musicians, and doctors.

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