Do you know the difference between a goal, a project and a habit?
Everyday people are making lists of goals but the items on their list may not actually be goals.
How do you define a goal?
A goal is internal to you. It’s something you reach. It’s a big milestone. This is something like becoming an author or driving an antique car.
What is a project?
A project is external to you. It is something physical that you build or create. This can be something like writing a book or restoring a car. A project is something you can break into small steps and put on your calendar to complete.
What is a habit?
A habit is something that you do on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. This helps you complete your project and reach your goal. This is something like getting up an hour early everyday to write or working on your restoration project every other Saturday. It’s the small things you do that do that allow you to complete your project.
There is a fine line between these three. But looking at the distinction will allow you to know what is a goal and what is a project. It will allow you to schedule your projects so you can reach your goals. It will also tell you what habits you need to build so you can complete your projects.
All three work hand in hand. All three are important. But knowing the difference between a goal, a project and a habit will make it easier for you to reach your goals.