When it comes to achievement in any area of our life, there aren’t many things that hold us back quite like we hold ourselves back. Beyond our fear and lack of accountability, one of the biggest reasons most people struggle with accomplishing their goals is a lack of CONSISTENCY.
Successful people will tell you that being consistent day in and day out has been one of the biggest (if not the biggest) reasons they’ve been able to conquer their goals. So, why is it so hard to stick to the daily tasks we assign ourselves?
Well, let’s be honest, sticking to a routine and doing the same thing everyday tends to get boring. Once the excitement is over and life becomes a little more real, our first instinct is to stop. The fun is over. Let’s move on. NEXT.
Sure, it’s easy to get sidetracked from time to time, but if you want to take your life to the next level, you need to learn how to be consistent. Although the concept of consistency is an easy one to grasp, a lot of people struggle with it.
If you find that you get distracted easily or aren’t getting the results that you want, you aren’t alone. According to a research by the University of Scranton, 92 percent of people that set New Year's goals never actually achieve them! Why? Because they haven’t learned how to be consistent. Being consistent requires a sense of commitment and ability to look beyond how you feel in a moment. It’s about understanding and accepting that every time you show up even when you really don’t feel like it, you’re showing up for your future!
Learning how to be consistent takes discipline. You must practice it and also accept that at times you’ll feel bored and antsy and sometimes you’ll feel like you’re on the edge of your seat. But no matter how you feel, you should always push yourself and follow through.
The key reason why most people struggle with staying consistent over the long-term is that they only live for the short-term. In other words, if they don’t get immediate results from their actions, they don’t see the point with continuing with those actions over the long-haul. However, the habit of consistency isn’t about obtaining quick results. It’s rather about making incremental progress and improvements over an extended period of time. It’s about learning, growing, and adapting your actions that can help lead to incremental improvements over an extended period of time. It’s all about improving your effectiveness and efficiency at every step of your journey. Therefore, consistency demands that you stay vigilant and focused on making incremental improvements and not just sticking with the status quo.
Your future rests purely in your hands. You and you alone can decide within each moment what you will focus on. You and you alone can choose an alternate your course of action. And you and you alone can make up your mind to start making positive changes today. You, of course, won’t see much of a difference today, nor will you see a difference tomorrow, next week or, maybe, even next month. But over the course of many years, your consistency will build the foundations of a far richer, happier and more fulfilling life.