The 20/20/20 Formula You Need To Succeed (The 5 AM Club Part III)
What is the 20/20/20 Formula?
How you start your day can powerfully influence how productively you live it. Sharma advises that it is essential to reserve the first hour of your morning for your personal development. In our last post, we briefly went over the four interior elements, mindset, healthset, soulset, and heartset, and you’ll understand how that all ties back into the 20/20/20 formula.
Robin Sharma said that if you want to conquer your day, you must crush your mornings. And here’s how he did it:
Spend 20 minutes to exercise and sweat. (Healthset)
Spend 20 minutes on growing and improving yourself. (Mindset)
Spend 20 minutes to reflect and review. (Heartset and Soulset)
Start your morning right by first spending the 20 minutes in intense exercise. Sweating leads to the release of BDNF, a brain chemical that grows neural connections. Working out also releases dopamine (the neurotransmitter of motivation) and serotonin, which makes you feel happy—all of which we covered in our last post.
After the first window of exercising, the next “20-minute pocket”, is to review your goals and reflect deeply on the steps you need to take to achieve them. As Robin Sharma said, “Clarity precedes mastery, and this practice will deepen your focus through the day.”
Lastly, invest the final 20 minutes of your morning routine on learning (i.e., read autobiographies of great humans or listen to an educational podcast or take online classes, all efforts to learn many new skills you can apply to your craft.
Eventually, this will all turn into powerful habits. Developing keystone habits will automatically lead to multiple positive behaviors and positive effects, and incorporating this 20/20/20 formula is a straightforward method to get started you started on developing the habits you need to be successful in everything you do.
Great leaders have incorporated most of these tips into their lives, and if you want to be the best leader you can be, it starts with leading your own life. After all, “Everyone dreams of being a legend until it comes time to do the work that legends do.” – Robin Sharma