Leo at Zen Habits is conducting a series of blogger interviews this week, learning “how they achieve their goals, their most important habits, their productivity systems and more.” I’m honored to have been included today. I felt my responses went well. A sample:
What are the essential habits that you’ve formed to help you achieve your goals?
Hard work! [...] I write nearly every day, often for several hours. I read constantly. I’m always absorbing information from books, magazines, and web sites. Sometimes it’s overwhelming. I recognize that by devoting myself so wholly to my goals now that I am sacrificing other momentary pleasures. I tell myself that I enjoyed these pleasures over the past ten years, back when I had no purpose. Sure I had fun in the moment, but I felt unfulfilled. I feel fulfilled now.
And maybe after a few years of hard work I can relax, and reap the rewards over the rest of my life.
[Zen Habits: Golden goals — a series of interviews with notable bloggers (link is to category archive)]