In your mind, what does it mean to be consistent? Is it a positive? Daunting? How long does it take for you to form a habit? It is easy? After a few days, do you keep going, or do you try to start over? Or just stop?
I want to encourage you: Consistency is the key.
In whatever you do, professionally or personally, keep at it. Even when you don’t feel like it.
Real talk: If you’re looking for success or a switch in your routines, you have to put in the work and time. Not just wishing and hoping things will change, while you stay still. You have to put in action.
Some are creatures of habit, and it’s no big deal to start a new task, and stick with it. Others, not so much. That’s okay. That’s why we can start now.
This is something I’m working on. Staying consistent. For me, there are areas in my life where I’m very consistent about, and in others, I’m lazy. Whomp whomp! So I have to reset (Thank God for grace, mercy, and new days!). But I know once I get the hang of it, I’m in a good place. Then, I see the results, and realize how important it was to stay consistent.
Do you notice when you’ve been working a project for a while, you finally see the benefits of all the hard work? How amazing is that? Keep that in mind for the new things you’re doing.
Start with one thing, get that going, then add to it. I know for most of us, if we only look at our goal as the “big picture”, and think about how huge it is, we get discouraged, and think there’s no point.
Change your mindset. That’s the number one thing you have to do. If you don’t adjust your thinking, you’ve lost. (Newsflash: you’re a winner.)
Remember the big picture (the goal), but actively work on the small steps. Once you get into a groove, step up to the next level, etc.
Challenge yourself, but don’t beat yourself up. Stepping out of your comfort zone is a must. Never easy, but in the end, it’s worth it.
There will be “off” days, but when that happens, start over, and keep moving. Remember the why, and then focus on the how. Also, you’re not alone. Family and friends are around to encourage you.
Most versions use “Be steadfast”, aka consistent. I like this phrase: “Be strong and immovable”. When your discipline and persistence in a particular area kick in, nothing will shake you!
You got this. Let’s finish the last part of 2019 strong.
Have a great day!