Looking for really way to learn how to be consistent?
You been setting goals but having trouble staying consistent and motivated to complete? It’s like you have a hard time maintaining consistency with anything in life.
Its nearly impossible when life gets in the way.
There is a difference between those who consistently set and achieve goals and others who set goals but don’t achieve them.
What is it you ask?
Learn How to Be Consistent.
At the end of the day, everyone is trying to find the hack to get more done and how to be consistent so you can make your dreams happen.
You want to be able to set your mind to do something and have the action to follow through.
Or create habits to keep you from getting lost and changing your mind.
Let’s identify the steps to keep you showing up and remaining consistent.
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“Dictionary.com states that meaning of consistency is “steadfast adherence to the same principles, course, form, etc.” There is consistency in his pattern of behavior.”
7 Actionable Steps to Be Consistent
1. Keep in Mind your WHY
If you know why you’re doing something, then you are more likely to stay committed to the task.
For example, if you want to start a blog so you can provide another stream of income for your family, or you want to lose weight to get into your wedding dress, are great reasons to keep your eye on the prize.
The problem is people often set weak WHY’s or don’t have any at all.
Then you are doing it just because…. But that will quickly come to a dead end because there is nothing driving you to your end goal.
2. Pick One Thing to Focus On
Start by picking one goal, task or habit to focus on.
Ok, are you good for coming up with a million little things you will like to do in order to change in your life. But can you successfully do them all at once?
It’s like juggling.
If you pick one ball, then it will be much easier to focus your energy and master the that before you pick up another. Whereas if try to start out with 15 things it becomes nearly impossible.
So don’t try to
- pay off debt
- buy a house
- lose weight
- start a new project
- Annnnnddddd sign up for college courses
You will drive yourself crazy!
Instead, pick on and focus on that. This small step will give you the confidence and courage to tackle more.
3. Schedule It!
“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.”- Stephen R. Convey
Are you rolling your eyes thinking that a schedule is too rigid? It requires too much work, or I like to live my life with flexibility.
Well if it works for you and you are seeing success that by all means do you.
However, if you’re not accomplishing things off your to-do list, feeling productive and motivated, then something needs to change.
There the saying, if want to something different then you must DO something Different check out an article by the Simple Dollar If You Want Different Results, You Have to Try Different Approaches.
So are you ready to start scheduling things in your planner to maximize productivity?
Need a great planner? Check out the Home Life Planner
For help creating the Planner that Works for You read Where Does Your Planner Start?
4. Silent the Inner Critic
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We all have that voice in our head that talks us out of stuff or puts doubt in our mind.
You can do it tomorrow because today is not a good day.
Why are you trying to start a blog, you know no one’s going to read it.
You can’t start a routine in the middle of the week, the middle of the month better yet, the middle of the year.
These voices will break your consistency and leave you in the same place you started. Nowhere.
If you try to do something that you may not feel like doing, then you will succumb to the voice your head. Instead, find something that helps you overpower that voice of self doubt so you can find your success.
Success is not what you do occasionally but from what you do consistently.
5. Listen to Music that Motivates You.
Music has the power to make you do something you really don’t feel like doing. And the problem with consistency often come back to you not starting.
If you can find something to help you START like music, then you’re off to a good start.
According to Lavanga Chiropractic
“Music can help you stay motivated and focused. The act of listening to music can help you concentrate on a boring task. The Globe and Mail reported that, “Focusing on a favorite song combats de-motivating brain signals associated with fatigue or boredom.”……”A powerful song can change your mood instantly. Music can be fun and uplifting or comforting and melancholy. In fact, “Music’s energizing effects comes from its ability to engage the body’s sympathetic nervous system. The activation of this system readies the body for action whenever we face a challenge in our environment.”
6. Writing things Down Helps with Consistency.
It’s nothing more fulfilling then crossing things off your to-do list.
Or you are checking things off the day on your habit tracker.
Being consistent and staying consistent has a lot to do with how you feel and knowing that you have completed it makes the next day easier.
There are helpful ways to stay productive when your trying to get things done.
7. Focus on the Small Things Because They Add up to Big Things
Don’t beat yourself you for not moving quickly and taking life-changing steps.
I am guilty of this too. Only focusing on the thing you didn’t complete and not on the small things you have completed.
As a working parent, I am sure the issue of time has come up.
I don’t have enough time to get that done.
I would do it tomorrow once I block out time on my schedule.
Or there are so many other tasks that pop up on my schedule that I never feel accomplished.
But the truth is.
Those little tasks you do have meaning. They might not get you where you want to be today. But, they will eventually get you to your goal.
For instance, I am a blogger, and I don’t have tons of time to write a blog post every day.
Email my list once a week.
Or make products in my Etsy shop daily.
But, when I do have time to write a paragraph. Email my list once a month or make a product every six weeks. It ultimately gets me somewhere.
Of course not as fast as those who are consistently working their side hustle and cranking out significant results.
Instead, I take pride in my little steps and keep moving towards my goal.
It’s like the tortes, and the hare story, slow and steady wins the race!
|There once was a speedy hare who bragged about how fast he could run. Tired of hearing him boast, Slow and Steady, the tortoise, challenged him to a race. All the animals in the forest gathered to watch.|
Hare ran down the road for a while and then paused to rest. He looked back at Slow and Steady and cried out, “How do you expect to win this race when you are walking along at your slow, slow pace?”
Hare stretched himself out alongside the road and fell asleep, thinking, “There is plenty of time to relax.”
Slow and Steady walked and walked. He never, ever stopped until he came to the finish line.
The animals who were watching cheered so loudly for Tortoise, they woke up Hare.
Hare stretched and yawned and began to run again, but it was too late. The tortoise was over the line.
After that, Hare always reminded himself, “Don’t brag about your lightning pace, for Slow and Steady won the race!”
Credited to Story Arts
Remember it’s not how quickly you get there but how consistent you are in your movement.
Baby step makes just as much of an impact as big ones. Don’t get caught up in thinking about the end and how long it will take to get there. Focus on making moves and hustling!
Greatness comes by doing a few small and smart things each and every day. Comes from taking little steps, consistently. Comes from a making a few small chips against everything in your professional and personal life that is ordinary, so that a day eventually arrives when all that’s left isThe Extraordinary. Robin S. Sharma