Finding Success in a Routine

Everyone has their own definition of success. Some say it is a happy family, good health, spiritual well-being, and a roof over their heads. Others might say a solid career and a heavy bank account is what they need. Today’s culture says fame is success or being a household name. Regardless of what your view is, it is obvious that you cannot achieve any level of success by sitting around. 

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Mark Wahlberg is known for his celebrity and has an extremely disciplined schedule:

2:30 a.m. wake up

2:45 a.m. prayer time

3:15 a.m. breakfast

3:40-5:15 a.m. workout

5:30 a.m. post-workout meal

6 a.m. shower

7:30 a.m. golf

8 a.m. snack

9:30 a.m. cryo chamber recovery

10:30 a.m. snack

11 a.m. family time/meetings/work calls

1 p.m. lunch

2 p.m. meetings/workcalls

3 p.m. pick up kids from school

3:30 p.m. snack

4 p.m. workout No. 2

5 p.m. shower 

5:30 p.m. dinner/family time

7:30 p.m. bedtime

Wahlberg’s recipe for success might seem a bit insane to most but his discipline is not a bad idea. To keep a schedule and have in mind what we want to achieve each day is a healthy habit to have. It keeps the mind focused and the body healthy. But let’s look at a more realistic schedule to have:

  1. Wake up early, around 5:30 is a good place to start. Don’t forget to make the bed!
  2. Take time to get your body moving. Do a light workout or whatever suits you best. 
  3. Clear your mind. Are you a praying person? Take the time to talk to God before you start your day and thank Him for another morning.
  4. Shower and dress to take on the day. 
  5. Eat breakfast, it really is the most important meal of the day. 
  6. Head to work or take the kids to school.
  7. Have a to-do-list to conquer each day. Throw something creative in your in list for motivation.
  8. Always make time for your family. Personally, I love family dinners and ending my day surrounded by my family. 

Everyone has their own take on success and everyone has their own outlook on each day. But, the point is never waste a minute. Keeping the mind and body busy is important for physical and mental well-being. 

“We are what we repeatedly do.” -Aristotle 

Do you want success? Create positive habits that do away with the negative ones. 

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