I Followed Warren Buffet’s Morning Routine and This is What Happened…
Posted on March 21 2019
I became a billionaire. Kidding aside, it’s hard not to get drawn into headlines highlighting the “morning routines” of successful people posts. As if it’s what it takes to be successful. Or a lot of the other “successful habits” mumbo-jumbo. If I wear a black turtleneck and black jeans I’m on my way to becoming the next Steve Jobs. A gray hoodie will make me the next Zuckerberg.
If, like me, you tend to be drawn to articles on self-improvement and success, don’t beat yourself up too much. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with it. Hell, you might even find a different brand of coffee you like to drink or something like that. And maybe you’ll look good in a gray hoodie.
When it comes to personal development, I’ve found the best place to look is your own self image. And this shouldn’t be confused with self esteem. Self image is more like “I’m bad at math. Or, I’m no good at writing.” Maybe you think you’re not good at sales, or you’re naturally shy; even something as subtle as I’m not lucky. Whatever it is, this context of self image becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. It’s almost like subconscious confirmation bias. And a lot of our self image does reside in our subconscious. You may be limiting yourself in ways you don’t even realize.
Subconsciously you may think “I’m never going to become a billionaire.” or “I’m not the type of person who starts a business.” Consider this quote from Warren Buffett: “I always knew I was going to be rich. I don’t think I ever doubted it for a minute.” Seems like a pretty positive self image doesn’t it? And remember, even Warren Buffet has to wake up and put his pants on one leg at a time.