June 7th, 2010 4:32 PM by Lehel S.
Routine Destruction of Your Spirit - By Jack Hatfield ***------------------------------------------------------------ The alarm clock goes off. Snooze. Alarm again. Snooze. Alarm again. Off. Shower goes on. Wash body, shampoo. Shower off. Brush teeth, hair, dress. Eat. Drive. Sit. Work. Eat. Work. Drive. Eat. Sit. Sleep. Rinse and repeat daily for the worst results. Does this seem like you? Is this really life? Routines, albeit somewhat necessary, slowly destroy the creative power and the triumphant spirit inside you. It slowly works at your soul so that you simply pass every day just to make it to the next. Have you ever heard or ever said that you are so glad this day is over? Have you ever said, "I wish this day would end" or "I can't wait until tomorrow (or next Wednesday)". Imagine those statements alone for one second. You just want a day to go by. You are asking for a piece of your life to disappear without doing anything fun or positive inside that day. I promise that if you asked anyone on their death bed if they were glad they just wished those days just disappeared, the answer would be an emphatic NO. We long for days gone by. Why, then, do we have some days that we simply wish or want gone? Even a bad day does something for you. Even the worst day you can imagine shapes and molds you. It creates you. A truly unique you. Look at your life right now, do you wish today away? Are all your hopes based on tomorrow? Why not now? Let's look at some of the daily routines that are wasting your day away. The wake up routine. Change it. Shampoo before wash or brush your teeth first. Change something in the way you go about it. Buy two or three other shampoos and make sure you don't use one for two days in a row. Find little things to get your spark of creativity and your soul ready to get fired up again.
The drone of everyday existence is like the white noise sold in alarm clocks that drown out other sounds that dull your brain and you asleep. Routines do this all day. They drone on and on to slowly make your brain sleep. You can't see it, or even know it is happening until you wake up one day and it is all over. Life becomes a series of acts and reactions. Automatic, emotionless, devoid acts and reactions that deaden your emotions, destroy your spirit, and pack away the Success Principles that were bestowed upon you. You lie there wondering, what did I do? Who did I touch? Did my life even matter?You can succeed. You can release the Natural Success Principles that were inside you before you were born. You can break the rut, get out of the routine and re-energize your spirit. Once you obtain that energy, use it as if you were a kid again. Have fun again. Smile again. Find new ways to do new things. Find new ways to do old things. Find new ways to do anything. Think back to your youth. That undeniable innocence that had you knowing you can do it. The unmistakable force that made you yearn for and seek the answers. Remember the irrepressible curiosity that led you to so many discoveries. You can have all of this once again. You can uncover and unleash the greatest potential in your life simply by acknowledging these principles and utilizing them as you did when you were younger. As you grew, people started telling you that you can't or shouldn't or don't. You started pushing your curiosity, innocence, and desire for answers. You believed them. You thought it was possible that your ways of thinking must be wrong. I am here to tell you that this is exactly why we have the 3% rule. Most people feel this way and then perpetuate the feeling with negative thoughts, actions, and creation of fears. You do not have to be one of these people. You can break free. You can return to YOU. Just break one routine to start. Pick one thing you know you do at the same time and the same way every day. Break it. Change it. Eliminate it if you can. See what happens. You will find out something. You have time. You will find that you have time to do something else. Decide to use that time to develop a new skill or learn something new. If there is something that you need to better yourself, seek that out and utilize it. Ask someone for help in any area of your life that you have heard that you might need improvement. Read. Let me repeat that, in this newfound time, grab a book and read. Your spirit and soul will start to thank you and you will be rewarded. You will be on your way to being as successful as you want to be.Just break it. ** To comment on this article or to read comments about this article, go here.
About the Author:Jack Hatfield is the Bestselling author of Blessed with Tragedy and Natural Success Principles. He is the founder of the Early Journey Foundation, and organization created to help premature babies and their parents.He created the World's First and Largest Social Network for PreeMiracles and their parents at http://www.PreeMiracles.com.He just began the crusade to Fix the Family, Fix America with his newest work. His radio show and workshops help to impact generations with his 4 part strategy: Positve Fathering; Make-a-Difference Mothering; Pull-Through Parenting; and finally Reveal Your Success.He is now touring to help people seeking the truth about the link between Disease and the Diet. In his first book, Blessed With Tragedy, Jack tells the story in day-by-day diary format written while in the struggle for life and death with his daughter Jonna. From the smallest teacher, one father learns the greatest lessons in life. "From this experience, I had to overcome any fear, understand every emotion, and muster all my strength to ensure that I would be blessed with tragedy, not overtaken by it."From sitting by his daughter's bedside for the 130 days she was in the neonatal intensive care unit, she showed him that you have everything you need to succeed inside you BEFORE you were born. This is the wisdom he dives into from his new book, Natural Success Principles.