One of my daily habits is to read. The last book I finished was John C Maxwell’s ‘Today Matters’.

If you were to ask people about their expectations and circumstances in the future most people would indicate that their future will be brighter than today and that things will get better. The truth is for many people it will not.

Most of us look at our days in the wrong way: We exaggerate yesterday. We overestimate tomorrow. We underestimate today. Today is the key to your success. Hoping for a good future without investing in today is like a farmer waiting for a crop without ever planting a seed, says Maxwell.

In the book Today Matters, Maxwell offers 12 decisions and disciplines-he calls it his daily dozen-that can be learned and mastered by any person to achieve success. I wont go over his list of 12 daily habits however I did take the time to reflect on my daily habits and made a list of the habits that I will continue to improve upon, and of those that I will work to reduce or eliminate entirely. ¬†This exercise is something I’d recommend as a regular check up to see if you are indeed making the most of each and every day.

In order to change your life you need to change something you do daily.¬† (more…)