Rituals: When it does matter.
One of the most significant lesson I have learnt especially from my late twenties up to now is the importance of having a ritual. For any goal you want to achieve, or desire a standards to hold ourselves up to, rituals are what will back up your endeavors. We set our goals then back them with daily routines and behaviors. Rituals define us. If you are physically fit you have a ritual that causes your fitness, if you are spiritually alert, you have a daily routine that causes your alertness.
English advanced Dictionary defines ritual as ‘any customary observance or practice’ I define ritual in this respect as the things you demand for yourself daily to achieve your goals. Other definition include ‘a series of actions or type of behavior regularly and invariably followed by someone’.
To achieve goals, consistency is key. Any person who is rewarded in public spends many of his years of practice in oblivion. You must develop rituals that you practice daily (…every single moment) to achieve your aspirations.
A new year is loading so quickly, you may not do much but develop a ritual that will help guarantee your resolutions.
Take sometime and do the hard part, wake up early, read a book, call a friend, give, reach out, smile, forgive, write your goals, dream more, pray more…
But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.
~ 2 Chronicles 15:7
An anonymous person said, ‘there are two types of pain, pain of discipline and pain of regret’. which pain are you will to partake?
Are you working your way up? What rituals or things will you do consistently to get you where you want to go? Leave a comment and lets discuss.