Consistency is key.
This is a hard one for me to write because it is something I’ve struggled with for a long time, especially when it pertains to something I want to do just for me. To those of you who don’t, I am so envious. Here is the deal, step back and think of any person you admire for their success in life in any area. It can even be the Stepford Pinterest Mom who always seems to have it together. Pick a celebrity, a writer, a business professional, it doesn’t matter who. I promise if you look closely they all have a few things in common. They all have an amazing work ethic, yep they take action and do hard things, my favorite topics. You know what else? They consistently do those things. They don’t do them for a few weeks and then stop. They don’t say this is important to me today, then in three weeks do a complete about-face and decide what was important is no longer important and then push it aside.
Ok, I get it life gets in the way, that is one of the excuses I use. I have priorities job, family, obligations. We all do, yet some people find the time. How is that? It’s because they are consistent. It’s because they don’t start and stop. This doesn’t mean they don’t ever get off track here and there, but I promise when they do, they catch themselves faster than the rest of us and get back on course. Consistency is key.
How about that latest diet? How is it going? Good for the first few weeks, right? This is when you are consistent. Then all of a sudden not so good, right? This is when you stop being consistent. This is when you let the well just one time I will have a cookie, then the next day another exception like maybe dinner with hubby, and so on and before you know it the consistent routine you had going is gone, and so is your progress and success. Works like that for everything, relationships, business, hobbies, parenting.
So how do we become consistent, routines are one way. The other is commitment. WE have to commit to our objective just like we do going to work or our spouse or to our training regimens for those marathoners.
And you know what, it is ok if what you need to commit to is something just for you. Sure, you have to balance and prioritize, but if it’s something you really want the carve out time and make it yours. It might take some trial and error to figure out what works, but you can make it happen.
So, what is it you want to do? What do you want to succeed at in life? How are you tracking? Are you committed?
Until next time,