Most of us are creatures of routine. We get up at the same time each morning, eat pretty much the same breakfast (if any), drive to work the same way, frequent the same restaurants and watch the same television shows. There is a sense of comfort in routines; we know what we are going to do, how we are going to do it and the probable outcome. In changing our routines, we venture into the unknown. We also venture into the opportunity for growth and development!
Not all routines are bad. They free our minds to focus more on other concerns, get us more easily through the course of each day and allow for the successful completion of many common chores necessary in day-to-day life. For many, however, routine is an excuse for never changing. Without change, there can be no growth. This type of routine is often referred to as being in a rut! When you are in a rut, you often have no idea why you are doing something. You do it…because that is the way you have always done it! It interests me that so many people give lip service to wanting to change, yet are unwilling to give up their current routines. Exactly how does that work?
Are your life’s routines a driving force in your ability to achieve, or are they simply an excuse for never leaving your comfort zone. Life offers us so many wonderful opportunities to grow and succeed IF we are willing to give up doing things the way we have always done them. Tomorrow, try getting up at a different time, drive to work a different way, eat at a new restaurant and watch a new television show. You might be surprised at all the things you have been routinely missing!
Consider this: If nothing changes, nothing changes.
I care, Barb