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Don’t kill the routine

The road to success is one paved with routine of activities that cause you to learn, grow and operate in a way that brings in the results. At first it feels like one is going through the motions and nothing is happening, but as you continue through the daily routines, the results begin to come slowly, and then as a deluge.

When success comes, there is usually that temptation to say, “things are working now, I can put my feet up and relax or do something else”. At that point, it is easy to kill the routine forgetting that we carved out the moments of productivity through our routine.

Once we wind down the consistency with which we used to develop a productive life, we initiate another process which leads us back to an unproductive life. Routines are powerful, so whatever you do, don’t kill the routines that have helped you progress.