In the first two messages, I shared five steps of my morning routine:
1 – Drink water
2 – Meditate
3 – Affirmations
4 – Visualize
5 – Exercise
This week, I’ll share the last few steps of my morning routine.
Now that I have exercised, it’s time to read. I like to read something spiritual. I’m currently reading, The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday. It is filled with quotes for each day of the year.
The thought for today is by Seneca, an ancient Roman Stoic. He said, “The greatest portion of peace of mind is doing nothing wrong. Those who lack self-control live disoriented and disturbed lives.”
And then there’s a whole explanation. Consider the fugitives willingly, turn themselves in. After years on the run, why would they do that? They were free one step ahead of the law, but they gave up. Why? Because the guilt and the stress of a fugitive life eventually gets worse than the prospect of lost freedom.
I love to fill myself with inspirational stuff from other people. You don’t have to read a lot, just like one to three pages. You could do this whole thing in like 15, 20 minutes. When I’ve got the time, I’ll spend an hour doing it, not counting the workout.
Include reading in your morning routine.
And the last thing is, to scribe, do some writing. One thing I’ve learned, is that all successful people keep journals. The simplest journaling you could do is a simple gratitude exercise.
Here’s the gratitude exercise I follow (with my written examples). It comes from my mentor, Alan Walters:
- What are your goals for the day?
Today, I want to have a good day, complete my videos, and to close several open loops in my business.
- What am I willing to give to others today?
I’m giving presence, peace, energy, wisdom, and love.
- Name 10 things that I’m grateful for right now.
Presence, Love, Health, Energy, Spiritual teammates, Family, Friends, Wealth, Peace, and Happiness.
- What am I grateful for that someone else does for me?
Well, I’m grateful to my team, both locally and globally for maintaining our business and for expanding our mission around the world.
- What am I happy about?
I’m happy to give value to other people that are looking to improve their lives. That’s what I’m happy to do today.
The second part of this process happens in the evening, before going to bed. You ask and write the answers to these questions:
- How did I do on my goals?
- What did I give to others today?
- What am I happy about tonight?
And I make a list of all my wins I accomplished through the day. Then I go to bed. That’s my routine.
If you can follow this process, even in its most abbreviated format, least seven days, here’s what’s going happen. You’re going to notice some different things happening in your life that are very positive. Like…
- Finding yourself a little bit more in the right place at the right time.
- People being attracted to you in a very positive way.
- You’re going find that suddenly, your luck is begun to turn positive a little bit more.
Would that be useful to you? I think it will. Now don’t ask me why that happens. I’m sure some of you have some great ideas as to why that happens. It’s the law of attraction says what you know, says that as your being, this gets bigger, you attract more.
I call it sacred time. Why? Because nobody messes with it. No matter how early I need to get up, no matter how late I went to bed, I’m committed to that sacred time before I go on with my day.
I’m not going to let the world dictate to me how my life will be today. I dictate that myself and you should too. Even if you can, even if you are pressed on time and you only got five to 10 minutes to run through it, that’s five to 10 minutes well worth spent.