Do you have goals you want to accomplish but might be struggling with Being Consistent?
By learning these 6 absolute keys to being consistent I have overcome the struggle I was in trying to take my life and business to the next level. Many times you have so many ideas in your head of things you want to do, goals you want to reach and you just don’t seem to be consistent with the activities necessary to get there. Today I want to share with you the 6 absolute keys to being consistent and productive.
Be clear on your Vision:
The number one reason to be consistent is to have a vision of who you want to become. How do you want to be described? How do you want people to think about you? How do you want to be known?
In order to really stay connected to what you’re doing over the long haul, you have to have a clear, compelling vision for what you’re trying to achieve, and know why you want to do it. Vision is different than having a WHY. A Why could be something external of you like spending more time with your kids, retiring your spouse, going on a vacation or helping people around the world. When you have that vision it doesn’t feel right if you don’t do the daily activities that will help you get there.
“Pain Pushes you until a Vision Pulls you” ~Michael Beckwith~
Pick your battle:
You must pick one thing and stick with that. The reason why is that people have limited capacity when it comes to willpower and discipline. For example; it is not recommended that you do try to quit smoking and quit sugar at the same time or you’re going to fail at both. So pick one thing and once you really make that a habit and you win the battle, then you can add on something else.
This is really important. When you try to make something consistent in your life, you really want to build your whole life around it rather than trying to fit it in. Use an agenda or a daily planner and schedule your day out and make sure that you complete that task consistently being fully focused and having no distraction. Do it until it becomes a habit and it will become easier.
“Don’t prioritize your schedule, schedule your priorities” ~Steven Covey~
Make 30 day goals:
At the beginning of every month write 3 to 4 “30 day goals”. It is easier to have these short term goals, because it will keep you on track and more focused, and every time you reach each one of those goals, you’ll feel accomplished which will help you with being consistent. But remember to make attainable goals otherwise you will become discouraged when you’re not able to reach them.
So your Goal might be to lose 14 pounds in that month, or make 1000 bucks by the end of the month. Whatever it is, it should be a realistic and attainable goal. You might want to have a calendar and mark every day off when you have completed that activity that will lead you to reaching your goal.
“Acquisition and mastery of a skill, a technique, or a lifestyle change will require you to be consistent”
Catch that Wagon:
Don’t have an all or nothing mindset, don’t think that if you missed one day of exercising or you missed one day of meditating, or you missed one day of working on growing your business that you’re a failure. You may fall of the wagon from time to time, you probably will and that’s fine. We all do! Maybe your dog died, or a family member got sick or maybe yourself. And now that you fell off, your beating yourself up and think that you can’t get back on, so now you just watch the wagon leaving in the distance and you’re not getting back on it. So make sure you run and catch it and get back on. The rewards will be so much greater than giving up on yourself.
“Success doesn’t come from what you do occasionally, it comes from what you do consistently” ~Marie Forleo~
Ignore your feelings and Push Through it:
When it comes to developing consistency, it’s very important to ignore the voice in your head that says; “Nah, I don’t feel like it.” Because every time you try being consistent at something worthwhile, like exercising, painting, writing/blogging or whatever, It’s guaranteed you’re going to hear that voice saying “Nah, I don’t feel like it today.” There will always be some days that as much as you love what you do, you don’t want to go to work, and you don’t feel like doing much of anything. But you must train yourself to overwrite the voice in your head because you know the power of consistency.
Fill in the blank – “Do it UNTIL _______ – Do it DESPITE ________.” ~Ray Higdon~
Here’s a foolproof guide to help you with being consistent.
If you are “not feeling like it”…do it any way. If you are sad…do it any way.
If you are unsure…do it any way. If you are busy…do it any way.
If you are feeling good…do it any way. If you are tired…do it any way.
If you are unmotivated…do it any way. If you are “too stressed”…do it any way.
If you are on vacation…do it any way. If you find yourself making excuses…do it any way.
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I would love to hear from you.
What’s the most important strategy or idea that has helped you with being consistent in your life?
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