The 1 Reason Most People Fail At Establishing Daily Practices

Luke Manimala
1 min readApr 29, 2022

I have been building daily practices for a decade.

Over the years, I have learned that most people (including myself) who want to build a daily practice fail because they can’t commit to showing up during the most inconvenient times. They think their availability or energy level must be at a certain threshold to practice. Still, they never realize that being unwilling to commit to their practice desipite similar inconveniences holds them back. And to be fair, this is a lesson that I continually learn, unlearn, and then re-learn.

Here are some of the other reasons I’ve learned people (including myself) fail at creating daily practices:

  • Reason #1: They don’t block out time every day for their practice
  • Reason #2: They’re unwilling to have a “bad” practice outcome
  • Reason #3: They’re not honest with themselves about the actual frequency they practice

Overcoming the tendency to postpone, procrastinate, or skip the ritual is crucial for consistently showing up to your daily practice.

But don’t worry: we’ve all been there or are currently there now 😅

The important thing is that we take it one day at a time.


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Luke Manimala

Chicago-based product designer. I am working to find the story and value in every product through thoughtful execution and innovative design.