It all starts with your Morning Routine
I’ve been fortunate to hit what you might call “rock bottom” twice in life.
I say fortunate because it was the growth I experienced and the lessons I learned—during the most challenging times in my life—that have enabled me to become the person I’ve needed to be, to create the life that I’ve always wanted. I am grateful to use not only my successes, but also my failures, to help others in a way that can empower them to overcome their own limitations and achieve more than they ever thought possible.
Know that wherever you are in your life right now is both temporary, and exactly where you are supposed to be. You have arrived at this moment to learn what you must learn, so you can become the person you need to be to create the life you truly want. Even when life is difficult or challenging—especially when life is difficult and challenging—the present is always an opportunity for us to learn, grow, and become better than we’ve ever been before.
What about you? Are you maximizing your potential and creating the levels of success that you truly want—in every area of your life? Or are there areas of your life where you’re settling for less than you really want? Are you settling for less than you’re capable of, and then justifying that it’s okay?
How you wake up each day and your morning routine (or lack thereof) dramatically affects your levels of success in every single area of your life. Focused, productive, successful mornings generate focused, productive, successful days—which inevitably create a successful life—in the same way that unfocused, unproductive, and mediocre mornings generate unfocused, unproductive, and mediocre days, and ultimately a mediocre quality of life. By simply changing the way you wake up in the morning, you can transform any area of your life, faster than you ever thought possible.
The Morning Routine that transformed my entire life
1) Silence – Sitting in silence, meditating, and focusing on
my breath, for 10 minutes. I felt my stress melt away, I felt a sense of
calm come over my body and ease my mind.
2) Reading – Having always made excuses why I couldn’t find time to
read, I am excited to make time every morning and start what I had
always hoped could become a lifelong habit.
3) Visualization – I grabbed my Vision Board off the wall. I had
recently updated it but rarely took time to
look at, let alone use it as the visualization tool it was intended to be.
For ten minutes, my focus shifted from image to image, pausing at
each one to close my eyes and my focus shifted from image to image, pausing at
each one to close my eyes and feel, with every fibre of my being,
what it would be like to manifest each into my life. I felt inspired
4) Journaling – Next, I opened one of the many blank journals I had
purchased over the years. Like all the others, I had failed to write
in for more than a few days—a week at the most. I write
what I was grateful for in my life. Almost immediately, I feel my
Mood lifting, like a heavy fog which had been weighing me
down. I feel so much lighter. The simple act of writing
down the things I was grateful for lifted my spirits. I felt grateful
5) Exercise – Finally, I got up off the couch, remembering what I’d
heard Tony Robbins say so many times: motion creates emotion. I shifted my
whole mindset towards exercise I now love it and realise how important it is
in my Morning Routine.
Don’t downgrade your dreams to match your reality, upgrade your beliefs to match your vision