I wrote a post a few days ago where I talked about the 50 Things I Want To Do (And Will Do) In My Life.
This is something I recommend everyone should do because creating a list of goals you want to achieve in life is a great way to figure out what you should actually do with your life.
Having a list of goals however is just one part of the equation. The second part to the equation is you then have to set up your daily routine to get you closer to those goals.
This is what most people fail to do.
Often times, you get people who say they want to build an audience online, start a business, or get good grades in school, but what they do on a daily basis doesn’t reflect that.
This is why the most important thing that any individual can do is create a daily routine that aligns with what they want in life.
If you can get your daily routine right, then you’ll be able to accomplish in one year what it takes most people 10 years to accomplish
So tell me, what does a typical day for you look like?
After examining what a typical day of yours looks like, can you say that what you’re doing on a daily basis will bring you closer toward achieving your goals?
If not, then think to yourself, what would your ideal day look like?
My ideal day includes doing the following activities:
8 hours of healthy, uninterrupted sleep the night before.
30-60 minutes of exercise.
1-2 hours of reading.
3-4 hours of undistracted writing whether it’s writing posts for my blog, articles for sites I write for, or personal projects.
And 2 hours of undistracted time with my girlfriend.
As of now, this is what my ideal day would look like. Your goals are different from mine so your ideal day should also look different.
The question then is, how often do you live your ideal day?
Then also ask yourself, if you were to consistently live out your ideal day, where would you be in life one year from now? Where would you be five years from now?
Remember, that everything that you want to achieve in life needs to become a part of your daily routine.
As Aristotle once said,
“We are what we repeatedly do.”