“Habits are the compound interest of self-improvement. Getting 1% better every day counts for a lot." -James Clear
For a long time, I promoted the power of well crafted, SMART goals. I implemented that strategy regularly in helping clients pursue leadership excellence. Now, I realize that all goals have an endpoint and habits can last a lifetime. Since your leadership practice is meant to carry you into retirement and beyond, focusing on habits seems like a better approach. Formulating new habits is not easier, just more rewarding and offers daily focus.
4 days a week before breakfast, I will write in my leadership journal for
5 minutes sitting in my favorite chair.
3 times a week at bedtime, I will tell my daughter a short story about a female leader who has been largely forgotten or ignored by history.