Routine can be harnessed for good. Using routine to help us create healthy habits can be a powerful tool. Equally though routine can dull our time on the planet and deprive us of meaning in our lives. It’s far too easy to let time slip through our fingers in the lethargy of commuting, work and sitting on the sofa eating and watching TV. Each day quietly becomes the same as the last with no identifying features.
Success is a word that’s often tossed around in our culture. We describe other people as successful for a variety of reasons but it’s worth keeping in mind that in order for us to be successful ourselves we need to know exactly what our definition of success is. Otherwise we’re chasing other people’s version of success without being true to ourselves. It’s well worth getting comfortable with the fact that it’s fine if our definition of success doesn’t match other people’s, or is even disliked by other people. Success is a very personal thing. My definition will likely be quite different to yours.