You would never set out on a trip or a journey of any length without a map, plan or an itinerary of some kind, right? So, you can't change yourself from your very core without a map, plan or an itinerary either. This is not a theory, it is an irrevocable fact. To affect any kind of meaningful and healthy change in you, one must have a plan and refer to it often in order to stay on course. Your plan must have daily, weekly, monthly, yearly and five and ten year objectives or goals. They must also be written down. The planning is going to be hard work. Change is not going to be easy; it is not intended to be. Anything that is life altering comes with a price. You must pay that price, to yourself; after all you are the one who will reap the ultimate benefits.
Daily goals that work day in and day out are a must. They need to be written down and viewed daily. Daily goals fall into the habit category more than any of the goals you will write down. Daily goals will seek to establish a routine that you can grow to reach your long term objectives.