Routines can methodically destroy success and creativity. If we allow ourselves to be lulled into the mundane existence of routines we lose the fragile spontaneity and freedom to change direction on the fly that is crucial to creative process and, by proxy, to success, especially on a creativity driven platform such as #steemit.
By shunning society’s decree to conform and fall into routines, we open ourselves up to chaos, to madness, but ultimately to opportunity to greatness.
I have been trained in my professional life to avoid routines because they can equate to danger. I try to limit taking the same way home and to work every day. I try to stop at different places and at different times for lunch and coffee breaks. But this pattern of non-patterns is exhausting. It is hard work to avoid letting yourself relax into daily routines. These routines will slowly rock you in their warm embrace anesthetizing your from the uncomfortable tasks of reaching your goals and creating work of substance and enlightenment. It is so tempting to take mediocrity by the hand and allow her to lead you down the smooth, paved path of the commonplace. Few will ever experience greatness without leaving their safe harbor and embracing the bold path of originality.
In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity. – Sun TzuDon’t like ads? Become a supporter and enjoy The Good Men Project ad free
By shunning society’s decree to conform and fall into routines, we open ourselves up to chaos, to madness, but ultimately to opportunity to greatness. When we embrace the queasy feeling of striking out on our own and doing what the crowd screams isn’t possible, we thrust the quill of creativity into the source of greatness and the ink of success flows like milk and honey into our existence. I have struggled with defeatist feelings associated with the earnings of my posts of this platform, but to stop churning out what is scratching at my soul to escape would be an injustice to myself and my sanity. When others insist that you give up on your dreams is the exact moment you should double down and go all in. This is not a sprint it is a marathon, while others are pecking away at checkers we should be playing chess. Thinking of 5 to 10 moves down the line. Contemplating Steemit in the terms of decades instead of months. The blessed few who preserver will reap the rewards of legends and walk in the gardens of the gods!
No matter who in your life be against you, know that your Steemit family is eternally WITH you. Keep steeming my friends!
Originally posted on Steemit.
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