The problem with big goals — like being the best at something — is that you either achieve them or fail to. When you achieve them, it’s all too easy to become complacent. When you fail to achieve them, you might become sad, lose motivation, or even burn out. But if your goal is simply to keep getting better, you’ll stay in an upward spiral of progress. Abide by the 48-hour rule. Give yourself up to 48-hours to feel happy or sad about an external result, and then get back to getting better.
Don’t just read a book a week because you want to crush a goal or embrace successful people’s habits. Read because it makes you a better person. Read to broaden your worldview. Read to get a new perspective in life.