Welcome to Wise Men Wednesday, your weekly dose of timeless wisdom to thrive both at work and at home.
You’ve heard countless times about the benefits of gratitude, self-examination, not sitting or standing all day, fasting, and the power of spending time in solitude, and focusing on your breath. The amount of scientific and anecdotal evidence supporting these practices is overwhelming, and so there is no reason you need to be convinced of their importance… Right?
I challenge you to assess your current routine and answer these questions:
- Do you have a daily gratitude practice?
- Do you spend time in self-examination and ask yourself what you could have done better every day?
- Do you connect with your body each day and get out your head by walking, dancing, lifting weights, doing jumping jacks, or other movement practices?
- Do you ever sit quietly by yourself and just focus on your breath?
- Do you sometimes spend 24 hours completely abstaining from food?
How many of those five questions did you answer yes to?
If you agree that you don’t need to be convinced of the importance of these spiritual disciplines, why aren’t you practicing them?
I challenge you to pick at least one of the practices I outline in this article and adopt it into your daily routine. Pick whichever one seems the most approachable to you.
All of these practices will put you more in touch with your inner child. The part of you that could play outside for an entire day and not get tired. The version of you that always asked why and why not. Your creative side that loves to come up with new ideas and try new things.
Becoming more disciplined as an entrepreneur has helped me to grow my business, build better relationships with my clients and spouse, connect with my Creator and inner child, and much much more.
Podcast I was featured on this week:
The Jason Wright Show: “Episode 84 “Iron Sharpening Iron” Meet my buddy James who quit his job, ended up on the James Altucher podcast and launched a life of purpose and mission.”
Words of wisdom:
“Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don’t interfere.”
“Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.”
Have a great rest of the week!