At a recent leadership summit, we had a short conversation about your "MORNING ROUTINE". This has created some great conversation, as well as questions from many. I want to begin a conversation today around this.
In Brendon Burchards book, "High Performance Habits", he researches habits that are consistent with High Performing Leaders. He identifies 3 things that just jumped off the page for me:
High performers are more successful than their peers, yet they are less stressed.
High performers love challenges and are more confident that they will achieve their goals despite adversity.
High performers are healthier than their peers.
He digs much deeper, and he identifies a bunch of other things that are common to High Performers, but these three connected with me around the theme of a "MORNING ROUTINE".
Steve Corona shares this about a morning routine:
"The morning routine sets the tone of your day. No matter how bad yesterday was or how much you have to do today, the morning routine is your daily constant - your totally 100% selfish ritual. It's the time that you allocate towards yourself, everyday, no matter what. It keeps you sane. If you study successful people, one thing that you'll notice really quickly is that they share a bunch of similar habits - and the daily ritual is one of them. This is why. And being busy isn't an excuse. In fact, the busier that you get, the MORE you need it."
When I think about a morning routine, there are so many different elements that can come into play: physical, emotional, spiritual, organizational, intellectual
It will look different for each of us, but it doesn't matter what you do. The discipline and habit is simply the thing that becomes a constant in your life.
A friend recently shared that he began a morning routine 15 years ago, and does it every day. It adds health, focus and so much more to his life.
Let's dive into this a little more. This week:
If you are currently doing some kind of Morning Routine, will you send me an email and just lay out what it is you're doing?
If you want to do one, and have had a hard time getting started, share your biggest PROBLEM with getting started.
Please email me your thoughts HERE
I'll pull these things together and will share them over the next few weeks, with the goal being that we can begin to do some things each day that will help us be better leaders and better people.
"If you win the morning, you win the day" Tim Ferriss