Here is the truth.
Success in anything does not come easy.
It does not matter if it is about losing weight, business, marriage etc
Success requires a lot of commitment, consistency and rugged focus.
How well you are able to apply these 3 things in your life depends on the size of your goals, how big your REASON WHY is, and the size of your inner strength.
When you start each day, there is a small amount of willpower that you have to get things done.
But this energy quickly fades off over the next 6 hours of waking up if you don’t quickly take advantage of it.
Unfortunately, most people waste this important part of their day on useless things and by doing so, they waste that willpower and basically don’t achieve anything for that day.
The next day, they automatically do the same thing unconsciously and very soon, their life is in complete mess.
But successful people do the opposite.
They invest the first 1-3 hours of their waking time, when there energy is high to REFUEL their mind and their body so that this helps to prepare them for the day.
And they do this by having when Eben Pagan calls the morning ritual.
What Is a Morning Ritual?
This has nothing to do with calabash and palm oil.
A morning ritual is actually a series of intentionally created tasks that you undertake each morning to fuel your mind and body and that also helps you to maintain focus.
And you may change your morning rituals from time to time based on what your goals are at the time.
The basics of all morning ritual are focused on the fact that you need a great mind and great body to be able to achieve your goals in life.
So, what you do each morning is to fuel your mind and strengthen your body so that they are well equipped to help you meet your targets.
This instantly sets you apart from the millions of people who wake up each day and go around with a feeble mind, a weak spirit and a broken body.
There is no way you are going to achieve any success like that.
Here is An Example of a Morning Ritual of one of My Mentors
1. Wakes up by 6am
2. He grabs his jotpad to write down his goals (by the way, Brian Tracy recommends that doing this will have a powerful impact on your life)
3. He urinates and washes his face
4. He does a 25 minutes workout (This will give you energy for the rest of the day)
5. He gets in the bathroom to shower
6. He grabs a book to read
7. Eats breakfast
8. Listens to music that pumps up his spirit while driving to work
As you can see, his morning ritual is intentionally designed to remind him of his focus, drive up his energy, and pump up his spirit.
Mine is a little different from that.
And yours doesn’t have to be the same with mine or his because we are all different and we all have different goals and schedules.
So, how do you create a morning ritual that will help you?
Before we talk about that, it is important that you define what your target are.
Aka What are your goals? What do you intend to achieve?
You also ought to realize that following through with your morning ritual requires that you have some level of self discipline on its own.
For instance, if you are the type of person who wakes up each morning to drink alcohol and put on the TV, you will need some level of self discipline to change to something like drinking water and reading an inspiring book instead.
And to be frank, self discipline isn’t as easy as it sounds.
But then, there are hacks that you can use to tempt your body into doing what you want it to do.
In the next part, I am going to share with you a self discipline hack that I discovered and applied in my life to get myself moving on with my morning rituals.
I hope this helps.
Drop questions and comments below.