To be fair everybody has some sort of a morning routine or ritual. Some may go through it unconsciously and with no specific purpose, just going through the motions and some may go about it with solid planning and great intent. It all depends. For the longest time I was part of the first group. Except when I set out to finish the first raw copy of the book I am now editing.
According to most self-betterment gurus:
SUCCESS IN ANYTHING = VISION + PLAN + DAILY HABITS (MORNING ROUTINE). I put morning routine because I am a morning person but I am simply referring to actions that you take on a daily basis.
A vision has to do with your dreams and purpose in life. Where do you see yourself in 5 years, 10 or 20 years?
A routine is a series of actions that we take on a daily basis.
What does a vision has to do with routine? This combination may downright discourage most people as when we see dreams we see excitement, exaltation, something out of the ordinary. I was part of those people. I had to come to terms with the fact that dreams need a PLAN, a DEADLINE, the RIGHT ASSOCIATIONS, SELF-DISCIPLINE, COMMITMENT, FOCUS and DAILY ACTIONS.I also had to come to terms with the fact that even if reincarnation was a strong possibility, the chances of me coming back as one of Paris Hilton dogs are small.
Are you disappointed yet? I was. I HAVE TO WORK! Oh, no! Why me? Maybe I should lower my dreams…But don’t be. Maybe you’re thinking well, I am not a planner, I am not a naturally disciplined person, I am too busy, and it looks like a lot.
FEAR NOT, WHERE THERE IS A WILL, THERE IS BOOK! AND WHERE THERE’S A BOOK, THERE’S A WAY!. We are not playing at being Christopher Columbus here. Whatever you’re thinking of doing, chances are strong that somebody has already been there, done that, succeeded and wrote a book about it.
Next time, we’ll talk about how you can acquire those traits that you think you don’t have or can’t have. And I’ll share with you the resources that I am currently using. Hopefully they will make sense to you and you can use all or part of it as a blue print to keep you going. And even though I do sound like an accomplished guru, please remember that I am still struggling just as much as you are, trying to find my way. So don’t be discouraged!