Actually, EVERY night is important—here’s why…
If you want to set yourself up for a better day tomorrow, you need to start tonight.
How you start your day determines how you finish.
I’ve had far too many days that didn’t finish well. That’s why I’ve worked so hard to build an energizing morning routine that gives me the edge for the day—every day.
It is absolutely, hands-down the most powerful productivity habit I’ve formed. That’s why I want to share with you in this updated post how to start your day with an energizing morning routine.
Do you ever feel off course? I know I do—and I don’t like that.
I don’t want you getting discouraged by some little bump that causes you to break stride momentarily from your goals and new habits.
That’s why I shot this video for you. It’s all about staying on target—hitting your mark every time even though you may often feel off course.
Do you have a stack of unread books, unplayed podcasts, and videos saved under “watch later”? Chances are you do because most of us have the sincere desire to learn and to grow. But those lists and stacks of resources that we hope to tap eventually become more of a haunting reminder that we’re getting no where fast.
I’m a serial learner and always have plenty of books, audiobooks, podcasts, and videos in the hopper. But I’ve been through many seasons where I’ve proven to be a better gatherer than actual student. During those times I’ve often whined about not having enough time.
Have you ever been so hurt by another that, try as you might, you just can’t seem to truly forgive and let it go? I know I have—and I was a pastor for 35 years!
The sad reality is often our inability to forgive punishes us more than the one who wronged us. In fact, the other person may not even be aware of it!
You’ve got your day planned out just perfectly. Plenty of time to complete the things that are have-to’s for today. And then it happens. That unexpected interruption.
Maybe it’s a coworker who needs assistance, or a neighbor who likes to talk stops by, or even a driver who doesn’t seem to be able to keep a good steady pace with all the other traffic on the road. Or irritating technology woes like your computer freezing up.
One of my coaching clients says I’m the only guy he knows who wakes up to relax! I have a goal to help others do the same.
One of the practices I encourage others to build into their morning routine is solitude. Taking advantage of the peace in early morning isolation to help set a more relaxed tone for your day.
I’ve been working on my personal time management skills for over 35 years. It started out of a need for survival. A young husband and dad passionate about serving in a fast-growing church—trying to keep up with all the responsibilities of these roles and seize every opportunity that came along.
In those days, it was all about efficiency for me. Trying to figure out how I could do tasks faster to create more time to fill up with other activities. I got pretty good at it.
Habits and routines are what produce the long-term results that really matter in our lives. I put a lot of energy into forming strategic routines for my goals and help others do the same. That’s the fun part.
If that were all there was to it, we’d all be in great shape. The reality is we tend to lose momentum. A vacation, illness, or stressful season of life causes us to break stride. We miss a day or two, then longer, and eventually all the great momentum and satisfaction is a distant memory.
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