Cheer up, change your life, your work and your impact on the world. Having a legendary life comes from the great decisions we make once, in our personal or professional life. It is what we do every day that allows us to go far, being winners.
Many times our day to day becomes a space where we handle ourselves automatically, like robots repeating the same routine, not including in it the passion and energy necessary for our actions to be able to take us to the greatest of achievements, the success as complete beings and capable of achieving goals and concrete objectives.
Today we want to share 5 powerful rituals for you to incorporate into your life from today and achieve the desired success. Change your life, your work and your impact on the World.
1. Get up early:
Every morning we are born again … What we do today is what matters most.
How should you spend these early hours of the morning to really have a big impact on your day?
It is necessary to incorporate two activities into your daily routine that will give you enough energy to face the day. Apply them and change your life.
First of all, you have to sweat:
Go to the gym. Go run. Or simply do a few bodyweight exercises in your room to increase your heart rate and sweat.
The benefits of a morning exercise routine are not limited to keeping your body in good physical shape. It can repair brain stress cells (through a protein released in the brain called brain-derived neurotrophic factor or BDNF) and increase your metabolic rate to give you the energy you need to face the challenges of the day.
Second, take the time to write in a diary:
It is a simple but powerful introspective exercise that will help you reconnect and clarify your values, your goals and the deepest call of your soul.
“Consciousness is the beginning of transformation.”
~ Robin Sharma
2. The ritual of the strategic time lock:
The things that are programmed are the ones that are done.
Everyone is always looking to be more productive with their time. And a powerful technique that can really increase your productivity is the idea of strategic time locking.
The idea is simple. Before the beginning of the week, maybe a Sunday morning, start scheduling the time for each task or activity that you plan to complete during the course of the week. This is much more than the typical “list of things to do” because you are consciously committing yourself to a specific time to start a task, and a specific length of time to complete it.
Do you need to brainstorm with your team at work? Schedule a time lock.
Do you plan to spend some time alone in more creative projects? Schedule a time lock.
Do you want to have lunch with a colleague? Schedule a time lock.
The idea is to be as detailed as possible and do it every day of the week.
At the end of the exercise, you will have a “plan for a beautiful week.”
And it is not limited only to work-related activities. Apply this idea to every part of your life. It can be dedicated time for an intimate date with your partner, quality time with your family, or even a little time alone in quiet solitude for introspection. Use this technique and change your life.
So start doing it every beginning of each week and you will have at your disposal a visual map for a world-class week.
3. The ritual of excessive delivery:
We live in a society where “going beyond” seems to be such a rare occurrence, whether you are in your favorite restaurant or in a clothing store or doing business with any organization, you will usually get the level of service that is expected, but rarely more.
And although this may not seem like something positive, it really is. Because now you know what you have to do to stand out from the crowd in your company or among your competitors. And it is the only thing that most people are not doing: over-deliver.
Don’t just give your customers what they want; Give them 10 times more than they expect.
Don’t just give your organization what your manager, your boss, or what the organization itself is expecting of you. Instead, show something that is so rare in today’s economy, the initiative. Act with initiative and change your life.
When you start making excessive deliveries consistently, you will soon become indispensable for your company. Or, if you own a business, it will become the first option, above your competitors, in the minds of your customers.
You have a great opportunity to lead the field in everything you do by doing one thing: practicing the ritual of excessive delivery every day.
4. The ritual of continuous learning (Becoming a 60-minute student):
Bill Gates is famous for reading 50 books every year. It is a trait that many of the world’s super performers share and an accurate predictor of their potential success.
But reading is just one of the many ways to learn. Audiobooks, podcasts, online courses, live seminars, and even daily practice can be a powerful method of acquiring new knowledge.
New day, new thoughts, new hopes and new opportunities.
~ Lailah Gifty Akita.
So how to integrate this ritual of continuous learning into your daily life?
It begins with the adoption of the mentality of a student who seeks to master his craft. In other words, think like a beginner. Keep your mind open to new ways of thinking and stay deeply curious.
The next step is commitment. No matter how busy you are or what is on your plate, you must commit to learning at least 60 minutes a day. And be sure to include the time in your weekly schedule.
Education is an inoculation against interruptions… As you know more, you can achieve more.
5. The ritual of private reflection:
Today, we live in a society so accelerated and technologically connected that we are often caught in the hustle and bustle of our day without ever stopping to ask questions about the deepest things in life.
How are you living your life right now? How are you working? Are your daily behaviors aligned with your deepest values?
When you wake up in the morning, think of the precious privilege of being alive, of breathing, of thinking, of enjoying, of loving.
~ Marcus Aurelius
What kind of legacy do you want to leave for future generations? What kind of impact are you creating with the work you are doing?
And a very special question to ask ourselves during these moments of private reflection:
What is the only project that, if I did it impeccably in the next three months, would literally change the game for me within my organization and within my market?
When you begin to integrate any of these five (or all) rituals, you will quickly discover a new way of working, a new way of living, and a new way of impacting the world we live in.
Create a commitment with you and with your success, assume the responsibility of carrying out your activities within the framework of these five rituals, incorporating them into your routine in a natural way, and you will be able to create a wonderful life of successes, goals fulfilled and dreams realized.