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The Dailies

I’m trying to do some things daily

In virtually every self-improvement/business book I’ve read, the authors talk about daily habits and the impact of consistency. Doing the work day after day.

This totally makes sense, but I have a difficult time sticking to it in practice. I’m trying harder and attempting to make them more non-negotiable. Dailies ought to come before social gatherings, TV shows (I actually have no problem not watching a TV show…), sports games (I can’t NOT watch a Golden State Warriors game…this is very difficult…), and so forth and so on.

I believe it was in Steven Pressfield’s book, The War of Art, that I really internalized the importance of daily practices and routines. Here is my current list of dailies. Honestly, I haven’t gotten to all of them every day. But I’ve at least done most of them most days. And when the entire list is checked off, it feels soooo good 😉

  1. Sweat
  2. Meditate
  3. Write (for publication or for personal reflection)
  4. Read
  5. Practice Guitar
  6. Call a friend
  7. Share something of value with my communities

What is on your list? Lists will look different based on life stages and priorities.

Cheers,

Matt

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