Routine + Rhythm + Repetition = Resiliency


Routine + Rhythm + Repetition = Resiliency

In collaborating with a client on a project where we are moving from the “WHY” and “WHAT” to the choice of “HOWs” that will be actioned to action the Cascading Leadership model of “Align, Engage, Enrol” for their organisation.

This style of formation of an idea is what Chip Conley calls an “Emotional Equation”, with my post on this being what catalysed he and I to meet and grow to know and work with each other, a happening from my writing I am most grateful for.

Anyway, it also reminds me of (with links to articles) :

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” ~ Will Durant


Repetition, repetition, repetition

There is value in multiple ways in repeating something, as a routine, and with rhythm.

Repetition can serve to build a kind of “organisational memory” of an idea, a mantra, a value, a behaviour. Whatever it is you repeat it can embed.

Repetition for athletes can also build actual “muscle memory” so they don’t have to think about doing the basics and focus on what take them from good to great to elite.

As to the emotional equation coined with and for this client, one area of focus for them is Resiliency, so for them, repetition of certain “HOWs” in a certain rhythm and routine will create that for them.

Routine + Rhythm + Repetition = Resiliency

In closing, I love the image above as, like the virtuous circle in the Cascading Leadership model, it creates a “righteous flywheel” of value from that repetition, as well as opportunities to learn and evolve with each iteration.


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