Happy Monday to all you great peeps out there. I hope the weekend was a mind-blowing, and record breaking weekend. Today, Jack, begins to talk about how success comes from your daily routine. This topic excites me just as much as any other. One of my God given purposes on this earth, is to teach all those whomever will hear the words, which come out of my mouth, that Rome wasn’t built in a day, it was built daily. Life is about chipping away, it’s not a sprint, rather, it’s a long distance run. Your success is literally a compilation of your daily habits. Let’s go back to the compound effect that is described in the book The Slight Edge.
Whatever you are doing on a daily basis is either sending you up the success curve, or spiraling you down the failure curve.
This is something you cannot hide from. Take a second to think about the things that you do on a daily basis. Are you maximizing your time as an employee? Are you pro-active at work? Do you show up on time? Are you prepared for the day before it even starts? Do you go the extra mile at work and treat it like you would if it was your own business? Are you maximizing your relationships? Do you take the time each day to show those you love how much you love them? Do you work to reach out to those who you should have a better relationship with? Do you spend quality time with your family? Do you focus on being healthy? When you are at the gym, do you push yourself? Do you work hard to have a steady diet? The list of questions you can ask yourself goes on and on.
Along with that are you sleeping in one less hour and getting in one more hour of self-development? Are you drinking one less Dr. Pepper daily? Are you watching one less hour of TV each day? One less hour surfing the internet? Overtime, your habits make a gigantic difference to who you are and what you become. The tough part is that these small things you do or don’t do on a daily basis are unrecognized and un-applauded things.
Meaning, those around you are not going to sit and congratulate you when you wake up early to get your power hour in. However, let me tell you this, I guaranfreakintee if you engage in doing The Slight Edge things each day—the small things, which make all the difference in the world—that people may not be applauding your efforts, but they sure as hell will be applauding your accomplishments!
I will end today’s blog with the #1 way, in the opinion of Marc Cram, that you will become successful, is by building a life of great habits! Booooom! Mic dropped!
Good habits for days, Cram