Pursuing a Goal vs Pursuing an Identity

I don’t want to run an ultramarathon, I want to be the type of person that runs ultramarathons.

I don’t want to make a lot of money, I want to be the type of person who is competent and has valuable skills.

I don’t want to get married and have kids, I want to be the type of person whom girls would like to marry and have kids with.

If you focus on changing your identity through small habits, it’s more likely that you will get what you want.

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