It's not by eliminating outside influences or running away to quiet and solitude. Instead, it's about filtering the outside world through the straightener of our judgment. That's what our reason can do-it can take the crooked, confusing, and overwhelming nature of external events and make them orderly.
Many successful people have a morning ritual. For some, it's meditation. For others, it's exercise. For many, it's journaling-just a few pages where they write down their thoughts, fears, hopes. In these few pages cases, the point is not so much the activity itself as it is the ritualized reflection. The idea is to take some time to look inward and examine.