The Value of Habits and Routines

Developing excellent business habits and routines is critical to your success. Perhaps more important is to maintain them.

I let one of my databases slide recently–one that I have vowed to update every two months. After two months, I was too busy to work on it. Not surprisingly, my task only got bigger as the weeks wore on. Finally, after four months, I bit the bullet and did the task. I think it will be a while before I neglect it again.

Neglecting routine chores just gets us into trouble. They never go away. They always have to be done eventually. In the meantime, they gnaw at us and suck our energy.Tharp_1

Two of my favorite books on this subject are below.

The Creative Habit

Choreographer Twyla Tharp spells out the importance of routine and habit for all artists. Mental and creative exercises are
included at the end of each chapter. Good stuff!
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The Success Principles
Jack Canfield, co-author of the Chicken Soup books, offers 64 principles to keep you motivated. Pick it up and read one of the short chapters when you need a reminder.

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1 comment to The Value of Habits and Routines

  • okay…i have had a note to purchase tharp’s books for months now, thanks for reminding me~i need to get it! :) love your insights and recommendations alyson!