Our time and mental resources are finite. And that’s why you NEED a morning routine.
Should I Have a Morning Routine?
Everyone has the same amount of time but not everyone accomplishes as much with it.
The reason why some people get so much shit done is that they know how to use their time better not be used by it. Everything they do is already planned and mapped out. All they have to do is execute, execute, execute.
But more crucially, not only do these people have a plan but THE PLAN. It’s not your average to-do-list but a fully optimized strategic blueprint that is constructed as to be as effective as possible.
Effectiveness is about doing the right things that are important for what you want to accomplish, whereas efficiency is about doing things right. You can be very efficient at mopping the floor or typing the keyboard very fast, but will it be effective is a whooole nother story.
I’m so busy…
People like to distract themselves by being too busy as a way of procrastination. They’re afraid of taking action on their real life’s project and therefore get stuck in their to-do-list or, god forbid, someone else’s.
If you say you’re too busy, what you’re really saying is that you’re unable to manage your time effectively. “I’m just so overwhelmed by the things I have to do because I don’t have a routine or a structure for dealing with them. – I’m clueless!” Never be clueless…because that shows you have no idea what you’re doing – the worst kind of competence.
You never want to get too busy because it’s not only the least productive way of getting sh#t done but also reduces the quality of your life – it makes you stressed out, which correspondingly will make you fatter, older, less comfortable to be around, more anxious and overall one giant mess.
Why You Need a Morning Routine
People have negative associations with routines – they think that doing certain things over and over again somehow degrades the quality of their life. But that’s a dabbler’s way of thinking – don’t be a dabbler.
Henry David Thoreau said over 150 years ago:
The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation.
And how true is that in today’s world?
I see people who lack purpose, they don’t set goals for them, they’re just drifting through life and letting themselves be controlled by the media, their culture, the government and their own self-doubt.
The society we live in is conditioning us to take things for granted, to have it easy, and to get rich quick. Social media posts are showing only the highlight reels of the successful – all the glory, but not the work, not the grind they’ve gone through every single day for years.
The Greatest Truth Never Told
Instead of being a drifter and a dabbler who tries something new only for a while but then quits, instead of that, you should aim for mastery.
Mastery is a level of skill that’s near excellence and perfection. Great people throughout the history have mastered their craft – whether that be Leonardo da Vinci, Aristotle, Mozart, Napoleon Bonaparte, Stephen King, or whoever. They’re not only admired by the masses, but they also have something none of the drifters will ever have – a greater purpose they pursue and the more they do, the more alive they feel.
You don’t want to just have an easy life – you want a life of fulfillment and meaning, which will make you that much happier.
Why You Need a Morning Routine
Mastery is achieved through rigorous practice and honing of one’s skill.
You’d think that creative people are only spontaneous and lack discipline but the opposite is true. They’re actually the most disciplined and consistent people on the planet. Mozart started playing the piano since he was 4 years old. Stephen King writes like 4 hours every day.
It’s their routines and habits that allow them to reach such levels of greatness. The repeated actions and activities they follow every day. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and the same applies to whatever goal you want to set.
So, the first thing you need to do right now is to commit yourself wholeheartedly to your path of mastery. Don’t be a drifter or a leaf in the wind that gets blown around aimlessly – be the wind that guides their own life and makes things happen.
My personal morning routine is the secret to my effectiveness.
- I wrote my first book in 30 days
- I wrote 4 more of them in 2 months
- I create content on social media consistently
- I exercise and meditate despite my tight schedule
- I live a stress-free life and I’m fully in control of my time
I’m not some sort of a genius nor have I accomplished something equal to the greats like Leonardo da Vinci or Michael Jordan, but what I do know is that these habits and secrets here work. And they can work for you too.
If you want to commit to mastery and optimize your morning routine for high levels of energy, effectiveness and time management, then check out my Udemy video course called The EMPOWERED Morning Routine!