Rituals

Whatever you create, could be a painting, could be sailing, writing, singing, making something, working with numbers, words, speech, building, engineering, heart surgery and so on, essentially the difference between it being just job and creating your best possible art is your practices and commitment.

If we have a ritual, a daily routine, so that we are step-by-step slowly but surely mastering whatever we do, then it will become an art form, a work of love, a thing that others will seek.

Routines and rituals take the amazingly huge and daunting dreams down to small repetitive and hardly noticeable steps of dedication that if repeated will bring the amazing.

‘Doesn’t matter what they are, just have them’ as Seth Godin said when asked what his rituals were.

The final ingredient is the patience and dedication to commit to those rituals day after day for a lifetime of mastering the things that matter to us. That takes staying focused in this moment and concentrating deeply on the one thing and one thing only, deep work is needed.

Another step

Many have learnt the power of daily rituals, of taking the small steps and do little bits towards a much larger goal.

However, many become caught in a rut or give up as they have waited too long for a perceptible improvement.

The fact is, always take another step, no matter how far you think you have come. Many miss the greatest things in life because they did not take just one more step.

It’s easy to take the steps when it’s new, but many months on or even years in, we hit tough days, we lose our belief, we falter. It’s at these moments that one more step really counts.

Take another step.