What do you do every day either consciously or unconsciously? Whatever it is, it is shaping your future. If you’re doing what you’ve always done, you will continue to get what you’ve always had. Equally as important are the things we choose not to do, or neglect to do on a regular basis, in determining life’s outcome down the road.
As we enter the final month of the first quarter of 2018, let’s take some time to create a list of routines that will inevitably help move us closer toward year-end goals, instead of focusing on a set of resolutions we’ve probably already forgotten to keep! Fact is the right routines render real results. When studying the lives of other successful people, pay close attention to their routines and borrow them if similar results are desired.
Often characterized as tedious, idle work, the value and emphasis placed on our daily routines have somehow been grossly underestimated. In most biographies and inspiring testimonials, our tendency is to hang on the edge of our seat in anticipation of hearing about the miraculous turn of events, or that one sensational moment when the stars were aligned and a breakthrough finally happened. But I have found that these supernatural moments are preceded by countless moments of a constant regimen.
Dr. Seuss said it best: “Inch by inch it’s a cinch. Yard by yard it’s really hard.” Most successful people have established the right routines in the areas of health, wealth, and love. Over time, they see those habits render rich rewards. So remember, a little goes a long way. Even more importantly, a little consistently over time goes a very long way. So this year, let’s all commit to identifying and implementing the right routines. At the end of the year, we’ll assess how far we’ve come.