“People do not wonder around and then find themselves at the top of Mount Everest.” Zig Ziglar

There are a couple points I’d like to make today. One is we are a product of our daily practices. And the other is the idea that our relationship with goals is the difference between having what we want and not.

I’m don’t want to brag but I’m going to. I have an amazing life. I’ve been creating it to be the way I want for a long time. (Longer than creating the life I didn’t want which I was really good at too.) I’m the one who creates my life. And for the most part, if you’re reading this, you are too. All of it, the good, the bad, and yes, the ugly.

I’m blamed other people for a long time. I was in the wrong place at the wrong time, this happened often. I didn’t have access to opportunities. I blamed my lack of resources, unhealthy connections, and my childhood blah blah blah…

My life wasn’t being specifically set up to create the life I said I wanted. My daily rituals weren’t in alignment.

I’ve become a pretty big ritual guy. Wake at a certain time, workout at a certain time, eat a certain times, sleep, and so on. With these patterns I could design life around living in ways that would get me closer and closer to being congruent with my goals, my mission in life, and see that my life lent itself to the vision of the world that I want to create.

What I want hasn’t always been and still aren’t always perfectly aligned. But they’ve gotten better and better. My goals have been about me, my ego, and other bullshit in the past. At times, it can still fall on that side of the fence but it’s gotten better, much better.

What are your daily practices?
What are the things you do with regularity or every day?
What are you goals?
Are your daily practices prioritized and leading you towards fulfilling your goals?