Aristotle said: “We are what we repeatedly do, Excellence then is not an act, but a habit”. By creating routines or rituals that force you to discipline yourself to do certain necessary tasks each day, you can practically become successful by default.
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Having a morning ritual is the single most important step you can take to have a successful and productive day. Here are 9 routines successful people do every single morning. Try adopting a few of them and see if you’re not enjoying more success in your life.
The Evening Planning Ritual
To have a great morning, have an evening planning ritual. It sounds counter intuitive, but the research shows it works. The evening planning ritual is simply a list of what it is you hope to accomplish in any given day. Add to that what time you will do the task and where you will do it. It is always best to have one prepared the night before. This will not only save you a step in the morning, but it will also enable you to compile the list when tasks and goals are fresh on your mind from the day just completed.
The agenda should function as something of a mission statement for the day. Though you may get off course from time to time, by reviewing your agenda you will be able get right back on track quickly. I generally focus on 3 important items to get done every day.
Planning your day at the start of the day is one of the biggest time wasters of the day. You are more likely to get sucked in by the fire fighting instead of focusing on the important tasks.
Get Up a Little Earlier Than You Need To
It’s amazing how much you can accomplish in the morning simply by getting up an extra 20 or 30 minutes early. That will not only give you time to do what you need to do, but it will also allow you to do it in a slower and more thoughtful way. And that can leave you less stressed and more prepared for the day ahead. (more…)