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You are what you do repeatedly

I plan my day, every day, 365 days of the year. Some days, it is a to-do list. And on other days, it is a detailed time schedule.

I don't always end up sticking to it. But more often than not, I do.

You don't have to follow what I do. There are a million other ways people go about leading their lives. And at least half of those ways are documented on the Internet.

You don't have to follow any of those practices either.

All you need to do is answer one question.

One simple question that will lead you to the practice that suits you best.

And the question is simple because it has only two possible answers - yes or no.

"If I lived every day like I did today, will I get where I want to be in a year, in five years, in thirty years?"

That's it. That's the million dollar question.

It is impossible to answer yes to that question every single day. We all have bad days. Days that we just want to forget about and move on. Days that we don't want to dwell on. Days that we regret. Days that we aren't proud of.

But if you are answering no to that more often than you're answering yes, then something is amiss. There is room for improvement. After all, you are what you do repeatedly.

And since you are the one answering no, you know very well what that improvement can be.

So you aim to improve by just one percent each day.

That's a tiny little improvement one day compared to the previous. Insignificantly tiny.

But it compounds.

I first came across this question thanks to James Altucher, who calls it the daily practice. But I realised that is exactly what I've been answering every day all these years when I plan my day.

And just like I found what works for me, you'll find what works for you.

All you need to do is answer one simple question. 

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