You can see from research on successful people that all of them follow a very strict routine for their daily rhythm. To no surprise, it takes special discipline & repeated actions on a daily basis to produce high results, and it's hard to find a successful individual that doesn’t do some sort of daily regimen.
Most coaches, influencers, or motivators will tell you that in order for you to be successful you need to do X, Y, & Z… whatever their formula is for success. This post is not going to be that advice, I will not be providing you a list of conditions you must meet in order to be successful. The reality is, I would be doing you a disservice because you are uniquely different from me and my results work for my rhythm in life.
Instead of barking orders for you to hustle and grind, I’m going to share with you a different secret. Something that I believe is more powerful than any defined pattern for you to follow. However, this may challenge you to think differently about your purpose & drive that is contrary to what everyone is going to tell you, so if you’re not interested in pushing yourself to be different from everyone else I give you permission to close out of this now because it is not for you!
For those interested in learning & pushing themselves to be better, then keep reading…
We are each created uniquely different, our differences are a beautiful thing that reflects the individualistic superpower implanted in us by God. When you fully understand this you realize that it would be impossible to get the same results as others because your uniqueness is the secret sauce to everything you do.
The more you can tap into your unique nature, the operating system that makes you function, the better you can be at defining your own personal rhythm. Why? Because God made us each to be different so why would my routine work for you, when you are different from who I am? My routine works for me because it works for me and follows my patterns as a human being.
I recently watched a video of a guy who researched and followed Elon Musk’s daily routine. It showed his increase in productivity, the amount of work he was able to get accomplished, etc. towards the end of the video, the guy explained that he really missed the quality time he usually spent with his friend & family, the extra balance that he had in his life was missing. Sure he was getting results in one area of life but was sacrificing a whole other aspect of his life that was attached to his identity.
When you follow someone's plan to an exact specification you are removing your life force DNA that God gave you. I want to be honest with you, the benefits from following someone's plan are great things to add to yours, I’m not telling you not to follow patterns that are already created to make you successful, but don’t get so caught up in the process that you forget YOU in the journey! YOU and your uniqueness from God are what need to be mixed into everything you do!
The reason why Elon musk can get done what he does on a daily basis is that he’s found the unique flow and rhythm that works for his life. If I were to model Elon’s daily flow I would probably increase my productivity to some extent, but eventually, I will lose drive because I am not mixing in things that support my health, wellbeing, and individual needs that support my success.
Rhythm is defined as a strong, regular, repeated pattern of movement or sound. You have to find your own rhythm! What works for you will not be what works for your spouse or your children or the people you live with. It what works for you!
So many people don’t set boundaries, I am guilty of this as well. It’s easy to become consumed with the people in your environment that you forget what you need for you! You have to be willing to draw down some lines and make time and space for you to think and implement what needs to change so that you can grow into a healthier version of yourself.
God wants you to be abundant, you do need to work hard, but it should be in a rhythm that works & supports you! Personally, I am working on putting God at the center of everything I do, focusing on His plan for my life. He created the universe, He can most assuredly provide the wisdom you need to create a plan that works for you!
“Tune your ears to wisdom, and concentrate on understanding. Cry out for insight, and ask for understanding. Search for them as you would for silver; seek them like hidden treasures. Then you will understand what it means to fear the Lord, and you will gain knowledge of God. For the Lord grants wisdom! From his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He grants a treasure of common sense to the honest. He is a shield to those who walk with integrity. He guards the paths of the just and protects those who are faithful to him. Then you will understand what is right, just, and fair, and you will find the right way to go.”- Proverbs 2:2-9 NLT