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How Your Daily Routine Can Turn Into Your Biggest Enemy

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How Your Daily Routine Can Turn Into Your Biggest Enemy
A few weeks ago, I got a letter - yes, an actual letter - from an NCAA player who will probably go pro. His question was a simple one: Like many basketball players he was big on pregame rituals and...

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When routines become a weakness

When routines become a weakness

If you become very attached to your routines, when they get messed up, you get frustrated.

You feel what is almost like withdrawals and you start doubting yourself.

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Routines and resistance

A routine means creating practices, habits and rules that force us to be better. Without it, resistance is given too much room to operate.

Routines are essential in the battle with doubt, chaos and laziness.

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Discipline is a form of freedom

Left unsupervised, however, it becomes a form of tyranny.

The ability to rotate from routine to routine, discipline to discipline, according to the needs of the day and the moment is very important.

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