Do You Relate To The Power Of Routine?

Do You Relate To The Power Of Routine?

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle
I actually had a hard time finding a famous quote that was in favor of routine and ritual, which very much surprised me.  It seems that in the modern world, we have begun to think that “routine” means “mundane and meaningless.”  Yet the greatest teachers, like Zig Zigler, know that repetition is the mother of learning.  There is no better way to really form a new, beneficial habit than by creating a daily ritual or routine and retrain our minds to the new idea.
One of my favorite routines is to take time, before I even get out of bed to make my “To BE” list.  This could also be called my “I AM” list.  I review the things I want to do in that day and my current goals, think about the qualities I need to have to do them well, and put on those qualities.  For example: I AM organized. I AM focused. I AM inspired and inspiring.
And then I make sure to take an action step, even if it is just 5 minutes a day. If one of my goals is to be more organized, I spend 5 minutes taking a step in that direction.  Maybe just re-organizing one drawer in my desk. Small steps will take us to the top of the highest mountain; the important part is to keep taking the steps!
Make taking one step in the direction of your dreams a daily routine.  Start today!
You are creating your life!   Choose your thoughts, your words and your actions and create a life you truly LOVE living!  Make it an amazing day!  Decide today that this is the best day of your life!
Namaste’
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