“You don’t rise to the level of your goals, you fall to the level of your habits”

Do you want to see into the future? Take a look at your actions today.

“You don’t rise to the level of your goals, you fall to the level of your habits”

“You don’t rise to the level of your goals, you fall to the level of your habits” 1920 1080 Looking out Loud

This is part of the DadQuotes series, where I roundup the best quotes from famous figures, insightful authors, and my curious kids, and apply them to the job of parenting.


I want to have a good relationship with my partner.

I want to do good work.

I want to be a good dad.

All good goals.

But ‘wanting’ won’t get you there. As author James Clear says:

“You don’t rise to the level of your goals, you fall to the level of your habits” – James Clear

Your goals don’t direct your destiny. Your actions do.

It’s what you do, day in and day out. Your habits and routines.

It’s these repeated behaviors that move you toward your goals.

Your actions today invite your future.

Do you want to see into your future? Take a look at your habits today.

Are you spending time on the right things? With the right people?

Your future starts with whatever you do next.


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