Routines are how we achieve what we need to accomplish daily. It is within these routines that we integrate the actions that allow us to attain our goals with repetition. To build strong routines, we must know how they work to create the habits we need to be consistent and grow over time.
Category: Personal development
We are like bamboo when they are starting to grow. Before growing, bamboo develops a complex root system below the ground, unseen. And then, when the bamboo’s roots are ready, the stalks shoot up, seemingly out of nowhere.
Building a routine is a never-ending practice. Keep iterating; with time, it will become strong and resilient and it will be the foundation of all your success.
Ideas are important for growth, but I would argue that implementation is even more important. It is also very hard because sometimes it takes more than one try to get it right.
My biggest takeaway is that I have not been as intentional about how I learn by setting up a plan and learning directly what I want to learn and have therefore wasted valuable time. If we know how to set up a strategy that works and then follow through with it, we will be able to achieve greater feats of learning.
With time, the people you teach will improve. As they improve, you will improve – “a rising tide lifts all boats.” Those you teach will teach you more than what you teach them, and you will feel fulfilled because you made this beautiful world a little bit better.
You are the sum of your habits – they determine your actions, and your actions give you the results you get, which create the life you are living. Your life right now is the sum of all your past habits because you are where your past actions have put you.
Looking back, you will never regret having invested in yourself today rather than a year or two years from now. The sooner you start, the better because you are your best investment, and use your time and resources.
Try to get 80% of your schedule set and only modify the balance. You can relax knowing that you will have most of what matters to you in order. And then, keep going, be persistent. You will find your new and improved routine!