Consistency is a simple word but it is also very powerful. It is the secret ingredient to so many successful happenings. Unfortunately, consistency as a tool for success has lost its significance as compared to many new, exciting, or unusual strategies. This is probably because the word consistency brings to mind repeating the same old routines and rituals. While it really is all about repetition. If you stay consistent, it will help you stay on track to reach all your goals.
How to Stay More Consistent
Consistency is no doubt a key to achieving success and the idea behind it is also very simple. But how do you stay consistent in today’s world of constant distractions? How to implement this strategy to maximize its benefits? The answer is simple: you need to make sure that you are persistent with mastering your consistency. Following are 6 tips that will help you in this regard:
1. Commit to Consistency
To include consistency in your lifestyle, you should start by making a choice to always commit to it and adopt it as an ongoing practice. Keep in mind that consistency doesn’t help you achieve success overnight. In other words, it is not a way to fast-track success. It requires a long-term commitment to developing and practicing habits that lead you to your goals.
2. Establish Goals
Before you commit to being consistent with your actions, define what consistency means to you for transforming your dreams into reality. For instance, do you wish to be consistent with diet, exercise, or in your challenges in university or work? Once you have defined it, establish goals and thencreate specific smaller steps to reach those goals.
3. Prioritize Your Goals
Establishing goals is easy but the journey to achieve them is often a challenging endeavor. You may feel excited about your goal-setting process and be motivated to achieve success for a week or so, but you might slide back into your old ways with the passage of time. To prevent this, prioritize your goals and keep them top of mind so you can develop consistency and ultimately achieve success. One great way to implement consistency and stay motivated is to set a schedule. Follow these guidelines to Stay More Consistent:
• Download a scheduling app on your phone or use the good old school paper planner to create a physical schedule.
• Take more realistic, more achievable, smaller steps to reach your overall goal.
• Be sure to schedule time for rest and breaks to refresh, prevent burnout, and stay on track.
• Set and use reminders to stay motivated and ensure that you re-engage with your goals.
4. Start Your Day Right
Building a habit of starting your day right will set you up for success. While it may be tempting to hit the snooze on your 6AM workout, if you smash it out and start the day right then you are guaranteed to feel better. Committing to a consistent and achievable morning routine is a powerful way to ensure success for the day ahead. Highly successful individuals develop and follow these habits:
• Waking up at the same time every day, including the weekends.
• Starting the day with some meditation.
• Performing an exercise.
• Squeezing in some self-learning and personal development.
• Having breakfast with family.
• Revisiting the desired goals or writing a to-do list.
5. Reward Yourself
Apart from the satisfaction of reaching your goals, rewarding yourself as you achieve milestones along the way is an excellent motivator. Rewards are essentially positive reinforcements. They give you an extra incentive to keep repeating your successful actions. A reward can be as simple as treating yourself to some new equipment or gear for your workout if you have hit a running distance milestone, or spending quality time with your children if you have had a parenting win.
6. Accept That Things Don’t Always Go to Plan
Habits and consistency don’t respond well to change so it is important to accept that there are going to be things that are out of your control and you will face many hurdles before you reach your goals. With this mindset along with consistency-based, robust goals in place, you can quickly get back on trackor pick up where you left off.
Stay More Consistent
Consistency is key for success no matter what you decide to do. From elite athletes to lucrative businesspeople, there is absolutely no doubt that consistency was a driving force behind their success. Staying consistent is a process that you grow and learn in constantly and this journey is worth it in the long run. We hope you enjoyed this. Till next time! – The Black Sheep