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Routines: Make Em’ or Break Em’

Written by Dom Liberati on July 25, 2014

I’d like to think that I am pretty well balanced when it comes to having both structure and spontaneity.


I still find myself caught in my own cycles and habits from time to time, sacrificing productivity and creativity. So, last week I made it a personal mission to break any harmful routines, and to make new, healthy ones where I was lacking.

We're such creatures of habit aren’t we?

Have you ever caught yourself in the middle of doing something, realizing you are only doing it because it’s become second nature to you, and that it isn’t productive or beneficial in any way? I bet if you really analyzed your weekly routines, you’d be so surprised at how much fluff is in there.

Don’t get me wrong, structure is a good thing, but too much of the same old routine, no matter how great that routine is, makes us stale and stops personal growth.

As a college athlete, I spent a lot of time in a gym or on a field working out. Even though I had to keep a disciplined schedule to stay in shape, within that routine was a different workout regimen every day. The constant changing of exercises tricks or confuses the muscles, which forces the best growth.

In order to be the most productive leaders we can, we must constantly change the game for ourselves, and challenge ourselves to be the best stewards of our time and energy possible. I want to encourage you to confuse those muscles.

Which of your routines help you? How have you become complacent and stale in others?

Be the master of your structure, don’t let it master you.

Go get em!


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