Posted by Tim Stobbs on August 19, 2016
So I meant to put up a post on this last month and then got side tracked. As you may recall in this post, that I’m working on a challenge to read 100 books this year over at the Goodreads site. Well back at the end of June I got an update email from the website with the following stats.
- 59/100 books read
- 18,848 pages read
- 319 pages per book average
Alright I thought, I’m doing well so far. Of course that includes some short works and some monster sized books (700 page+) so the average page per book seemed about right to me. What made me pause was that page count total of 18,848, over half a year that means I was averaging over 100 pages of reading every single day for six months straight. What the?!?!? I knew I read a lot but I didn’t realize that I was averaging that sort of pace.
Yet this does point out the power of doing a habit daily. I read just about every single day, but of course the amount is all over the map. Some days I manage perhaps only 20 minutes, while others I will spend the evening finishing off a book for three hours. The time really doesn’t matter, but rather the habit it what helps drive things forward to help meet my goal.
Now if I could only manage do that with a few other things in my life like flossing or writing, oh well, I keep trying to build those daily habits as well. Good thing I learned the habit of not spending money earlier in life. So what daily habits do you have?