The other day, Daymond John, the creator of FUBU and a Shark Tank Investor, posted an Instagram photo about his habit of daily goal reading. This is the second time I’ve heard about this habit in the past week. I’ve heard a version of it before. In the Pick Four notebook that I’ve been using to create my goals for the past few years, there is a section where you try to list out all of your goals. For the past two weeks, I’ve been listening to Brian Tracy’s, The Psychology of Selling. Brian talks about a successful salesman who also completes this goal reading habit every day and attributes most of his success to this daily habit.
That’s why I’ve decided to start this daily habit. I tend to write out a lot of goals in my Pick Four notebook and then concentrate on only those four goals for the next twelve weeks. Then I never go back to reread my list of goals until I revisit them when I start a new Pick Four notebook. This habit will allow me to see the bigger picture of what I not only want to accomplish in the short term but also what I want to accomplish in the next 10, 20, and 30 years.
Yesterday, I found an old notebook in my nightstand my wife bought me after she graduated from college. On the first page she wrote me a note about why she bought me this notebook. I reread it today. The note was about the both of us working together to achieve our goals. It’s fitting that this notebook will be the place where I do just that thing. I’ll write down everything I hope to achieve for my career, financial, family, and personally. Then I’ll spend some time each night before bed reading each of the goals I want to achieve.