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Wed 12/6


I will reach my goal through consistency.
Wed 12/6


I will reach my goal through consistency.


How to Turn Your Goals into Habits

Based on a story by Leo Babauta

Creating a habit is a simple, yet impactful concept. To achieve his personal goals, Leo turns them into habits and puts them on autopilot. When he wrote The Ultimate Guide to Motivation, many people questioned his belief in focusing on one goal over many goals. They also wondered how he achieves personal goals while working on other projects. His approach is to turn goals into habits by intensely focusing on them for at least a month. Once a habit is established, it becomes autopilot and requires minimal focus. This allows for the pursuit of new goals and projects.  

When Leo set a goal to run a marathon within a year, he focused on two habits: daily running and accountability. He followed a training plan and reported his progress through family, friends, a blog, and a column in his local newspaper. Once both habits were established, his marathon goal was on autopilot and he could focus on other goals, like reducing his debt. Eventually, he ran the marathon and accomplished his goal.  

Leo is confident that just about any goal can be turned into habits if you think it through. It’s a simple process that requires clear goals and focused actions. He suggests starting off by writing out your goal in a clear and concise manner so that you can visualize it more easily. Next, think about the necessary steps that you will need to take to reach your goal and break them down into a series of daily or weekly actions. If you want to save money, for example, make a deposit every payday before paying bills. This consistent action will help you form a habit. It’s essential to figure out the amount of the habit that will need to be done for you to accomplish your goal by your timeline.  

Focus on the first habit for at least one month to the exclusion of all else. Don’t worry about any other habits during this time. Once you have formed the first habit, you can then move on to form the second one, then the third, and so on. 

Once you have incorporated all necessary habits, your goal is on autopilot, and you only need to focus on them to a lesser extent. With commitment, focus, and time, you can turn your goals into habits, ultimately leading you to success. 


Story Title

Author Name, Organization Name
—Shaquille O’Neal
“Excellence is a habit. You are what you repeatedly do.”

center for the Los Angeles Lakers


How will you turn the steps to your goal into a daily or weekly habit?

I will try habit-stacking and work toward my goal while using a habit I already have in place.

I will tell others about my goal and new habit to hold myself accountable.

I will turn to God for help to maintain my new habit while focusing on my bigger goal.

May God’s love encourage and guide your steps today. We’ll see you again soon!

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