Setting Yourself up to Success

Every one should have a routine, I believe. A time for everything that we intend to do throughout you days, your years, and your life. A goal for where you want to be, what needs to be done and how you will do it.

In my school years, I used to draw timelines for everything I needed to do. After the first day of school, I sat myself in front of my desk and start making these detail timeline of when things should be done.

9am: first language class.
10am: math class.
11am: history class.

The list goes on and on and I also have a list of my homework time.

6pm, math homework.
7pm, history homework.
8pm, watch an hour of television.

Much of my obsession to create such a list of things probably were highly influenced by the fact that I grew up in a military family. My father was a military man and there were rules and rules shall not be broken.

“A routine is great” someone said to me once. In fact, there are books about setting up routines in your life to help you succeed in whatever you are about to do. Routine becomes a ritual and while focusing on these routine, life somehow falls into the right places at the right time. Without routines, we feel lost and dysfunctional.

In my earlier life, I started out as a blogger. I have been a blogger for quite sometimes now. Life as blogger means you’ll need to have some type of routine you follow: when do you blog, what do you blog about, how much time do you spend on the blog and reply to all the comments on your blog, etc.

Every morning I would wake up and the first thing I go to is my desktop computer. Turn it on and make it work. Soon, it became a routine, a ritual that I went through.I have a routine. Even though I have shifted much of my interest as a blogger to someone who write leisurely, I still go through some of the ritual I have developed through out my years.

I write, I read, I write some more, and I read some more. In the more recent year, I have acquired many new routines such as meditation, journaling and exercise.

So you see, having a routine can be a good thing.
It builds our foundation for success.

It brings balance in our lives and provides us a sense of direction and purpose. But even more importantly, I think routine provides us with a sense of organization in this massive chaos. It sets a boundary for us, it’s a rope that tide us down so we don’t get all carry away all the time.

Once you created a path to walk on, then you can start to Run. Start from the basic then create your way to success.


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