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Letter from the President
Dear Society Member,
American writer, historian, and philosopher Will Durant once wrote, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
While we ease into summer with another successful academic year behind us, I want to remind you that it’s never too early to start setting good habits for the year ahead. Successful routines and habits can unlock higher levels of performance, creativity, and peace of mind—all of which you need as you work towards your long-term goals. Simply “going with the flow” does not positively contribute to the completion of your goals. Routine, however, is a powerful tool that can be used to overcome distractions and keep us focused on the road to success.
In his book, The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do In Life and Business, NSLS National Speaker Broadcast guest and Pulitzer-prize winning writer Charles Duhigg mentions how habits put our brains on autopilot, requiring little or no willpower. Here is how the habit loop works:
Step 2 - Execute the routine:
Step #3 - Reap the rewards of the routine:
Showering and making coffee is just one small routine, but imagine if more commanding tasks became just as easy? Small, daily, consistent actions can have an exponential effect. By implementing routines in the morning and evening, you can prime yourself for maximum productivity each and every day.
Congratulations on a successful academic year and I hope you have a wonderful start to your summer.
The National Society of Leadership and Success
Continue reading below in the Monthly Motivation section for How to Create a ‘Success-Based’ Morning Routine & 10 Evening Routines That Will Make You Productive at Work and Life.
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How to Create a ‘Success-Based’ Morning Routine (The Ultimate Guide)
By: Chris Winfield
By: Kassey Vilches
You know you need to get up. Yet, the most satisfying decision to make is to hit up the snooze button and reward yourself with few more minutes of sleep.
There you go — wandering in the dreamland. Forgetting all the worries the day might bring. Ignoring all negativities that linger around. Dismissing all procrastination that might come next. Savoring every second of comfort that snooze can give.
Then, reality kicks in. You wait until the last second to get out of bed. You have no energy to start the day.
In turn, you missed having your breakfast. You forgot some important things at home as you rush to work or school. You procrastinate. You feel sick up to your stomach.
Stress starts to creep in. And before you know it, your energy level depletes. You have no desire to continue the day. Therefore, the quality of work you do decreases.
You have tried setting up your morning routine. You experimented on all tips shared to you. Yet, you still find yourself struggling to get up and stop hitting the snooze button.
Maybe you are like me. Establishing a grand morning routine is unachievable for you. But tweaking some habits before you sleep creates a huge difference.