What do all highly successful people have in common? Well, you will say things like money, power, fame, etc. However, I will say they all share one essential habit, or in this case, habits.
They all begin their day early in the morning performing the same positive rituals that allow them to stay positive in their life, work, and relationships.
What is a Morning Ritual?
Well, a ritual is a set of fixed actions, and sometimes words performed regularly.
Therefore, a morning ritual is a set of actions performed in the morning. So simple!
I bet the next picture is a part of almost everyone’s morning ritual!
However, many people start their days with the same harmful rituals.
For years I was doing what every single person around me was doing as well.
So I can imagine that a morning ritual of many of you guys out there goes something like this.
First, you hit the snooze button on your alarm for a couple of times.
Then, at the last moment, you jump out of bed to quickly get ready for work. You skip breakfast, or you eat something speedily and unhealthy.
You rush to work to avoid being late and to avoid your boss yelling at you.
And the day goes by in the same tone until you return to your bed at night.
A start like that will cause you to feel anxious, stressed and exhausted at the very beginning of the day.
Moreover, those feelings can build up inside which will eventually transform a person into, at least to say, a grumpy individual.
To go throughout your day fretting and frowning, cursing and yelling will do you no good what so ever.
That kind people are not a highly a successful in life.
To start your morning with the habit of negative thoughts, actions, and feelings is a one-way ticket to failure, unfulfillment, grudge, and negativity in general.
That is not the door which leads to success in life, trust me.
You Decide How Your Morning Will Be!
When you wake up, you have two options:
Success, happiness, and fulfillment – or – Failure, anxiety, and emptiness
It is up to you to make your choice.
And, I will give my best to help you out to chose the first one. In this post, I will explain how to start your day off with the rituals that breed success.
First of all.
Why Are Morning Rituals Important?
Why is it important to eat, sleep, or clean yourself?
Starting your day on the right foot can make your day.
All highly successful people worship their mornings.
They had managed to CREATE positive habits they perform as soon as they wake up.
They had created an attitude that they will benefit from those habits and they do!
In fact, by implementing a morning ritual to your life, you can move your growth and success on to the next level.
I can guarantee that you will increase your energy, your health, your happiness, your productivity, your income, your relationships, just by implementing a morning ritual in your life.
Now, let’s get practical so you too can become a highly successful person!
Top 5 Morning Rituals for Success
Many of highly successful people owe their success to their morning ritual.
That is not a secret anymore.
They are not smarter, or better than you and me.
They merely managed to master the morning grudge.
Their thoughts, feelings, and actions are in alignment 24/7.
For you to get in the same alignment start your day with:
1. Practice Being Grateful.
If you start your day off with a positive thought and feeling, it will attract more same during the day.
It is a Law of Universe. And we live by those laws, whether you are aware of it or not.
Therefore, every morning when you rise from your bed take think about some of the wonderful things for which you are grateful.
Even better, take a piece of paper and write them down.
Say thank you for the food, for the shelter, the clothes, the air you breathe, for the company… Try to list as many things as possible. They don’t have to be big things.
You can say thank you even for reading this blog post.
Make your list and stick to it every day! Feel the gratitude for all of what you have, and eventually, you will have more.
2. Clean Your Body
Your body is your temple, your vehicle in this life.
Make sure you clean and maintain it properly so it can serve you longer.
Many people don’t believe in the healing powers of water.
They don’t say without reason; the water is a source of life!
So, take a shower, brush your teeth, let the water washes away your drowsiness and wake you up.
Try to drink a glass full of water as soon as you get up from bed to wake up your metabolism.
I like to take a cold shower in the morning from time to time.
Man! It gets you in alignment in a matter of five seconds.
3. Exercise Your Body
Fresh blood flow in your brain and muscles first thing in the morning will give you a pump of energy for the rest of the day.
You don’t have to go to the gym and do heavy reps.
Instead, go out for a brisk walk, jog or run, ride a bike for 20 min, do 50 pushups, squats, lunges, go for a swim, dance…
Create your small morning workout routine, and you will never have to pay for a gym membership ever again.
That is a promise!
4. Read or Meditate
Your brain is like a muscle.
To keep it in shape and healthy you will have to take care of it and exercise it as well.
Take a good read in your hands and read in peace for at least 20 minutes.
Or, if you like, you can start with meditation to prepare your mind for the following day.
You don’t have to become Buddhist.
Just sit down in chair or sofa, close your eyes, and breathe deeply.
Both of these two will relax your mind.
To be successful in life, you will have to be relaxed throughout the day.
Sometimes you will have to face some hard decision, or meet some not so relaxed people.
Maintaining a calm attitude in every situation will soon become your biggest asset.
When you are relaxed enough, vibrant and full of energy, you can execute the last part of the ritual.
5. Plan the Day Around Your Goals in Life
All highly successful people spend their days chasing their high dreams and goals.
A good action plan is necessary if you want to be faster and more accurate in the pursuit.
Having a high goal is also called having a purpose in life.
Your intent doesn’t have to be something of the worldwide impact.
It merely has to be something that impacts your world.
It should be a reason for you to get up from the bed at the first sound of the alarm clock.
Something you enthusiastically pursuit every day.
Oh! I almost forgot one more essential thing for your morning.
Go to the kitchen, throw some eggs on the pan and enjoy the day!
The Benefits of the Morning Rituals
By following these 5, you can significantly improve your quality of life.
The benefits will be numerous:
- more energy
- better health
- increased productivity
- positive spirit
- peaceful mind
- higher awareness
- improvement in any field of life
Implement those five habits, and add to them more if you wish.
These five will help you to get started.
After you taste the success that comes from morning ritual you will want more.
It will take a lot of willpower and persistence to create these positive habits and to make it happen.
But always remember, for the bad habits you own, it took some time to develop and fix in your subconscious mind.
The same amount of time and effort will seek to override it.
I assure you it can be done.
And to do it you have to remember the first law of learning.
Repetition, repetition, repetition of my friend!
There is no magic button to make this happen.
It is all up to you and your effort.
IF YOU NEED ADDITIONAL HELP TO CREATE MORNING RITUALS,
THE NEXT FEW PARAGRAPHS CAN HELP YOU A LOT!
What is Morning Ritual Mastery?
While ago when I was searching for ways and means to create my morning routine, I found a program, Morning Ritual Mastery by Stefan James.
Stefan is a highly successful person, a great teacher, and a great guy.
Morning Ritual Mastery is just a part of his Project Lifemastery which is designed to help people all around the world to become more happier and successful in life.
While creating his highly successful business he discovered something.
He actually found a huge difference in his results in life once he managed to MASTER his mornings. Based on his learnings and experiences he created this program.
Morning Ritual Mastery is a seven-day morning ritual program.
During those seven days, you can learn how to empower your body, mind, and soul at the beginning of your day.
Furthermore, how to keep that powerful feeling throughout the day until you wake up the next one.
The purpose of the program is to teach you how to prepare your mindset so you can become a MASTER.
When we manage to master ourselves first thing in the day, we can master any other difficulty we encounter later on during the day.
One key aspect of the program is it helps to eliminate wrong beliefs about the mornings that we created during our lifetime.
Because of our busy schedules, at one point in life, we start to think that we don’t have enough time for ourselves.
Then, we enter into a vicious cycle of reacting instead of being proactive.
Once you learn how and you get in a cycle of performing the proactive rituals every day, you will be amazed by the changes in your life.
Why do I Recommend Morning Ritual Mastery?
Now, before I explain why do I recommend the program let me tell you about the way I was living before.
My mornings were not one for envy.
One of the first things I did after I wake up was lighting up a cigarette to have with my cup of coffee.
The nasty habit I managed to quit before I went into a Morning Ritual Mastery, but some others were not so good as well, and I needed a change.
I use to wake up, and I would immediately start to curse the day in front of me.
I was not aware of my behavior, moreover, I was not aware of how it was affecting my day, later on, my whole life.
It was time for a change!
I remembered how I was enjoying mornings when I was I kid, but now, the situation was the total opposite.
Oh did I wonder why?
Shortly after, I realized that back when I was a kid I was happy because life was different in my eyes.
I didn’t know what worry is; I was happy because I was doing what I wanted from start to finish of my day.
Then school and job came in and gradually destroyed happiness.
The Morning Ritual Mastery showed me what I was doing wrong and thought me how to fix it.
You see, when I was a kid, I was proactive from the moment of waking up.
First thought was “yaaay, outside, play, fun, friends, food” and I would immediately start to pursuit all those thoughts in my mind.
Later on, life gave me a different set of thinking to begin my day.
Instead of being proactive I became reactive, that is why I was cursing and smoking.
After just seven days in the program, I saw my flaws and managed to replace those bad habits with new ones.
It took me seven days with the help of Morning Ritual Mastery to change my thoughts.
However, a lot more effort was needed on my behalf to turn those thoughts into facts. The program is here to assist, and it does a tremendous job!
In the end, I hope this post helped you with your morning ritual, and I hope I will see you one day among highly successful people.
If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.
All the best,