Habits, consistency, commitment are virtues that we casually use in our daily workings. Consistency is very important in life. Everyone wants to develop consistency, whether it is in regards to a business, investments, mindfulness, a fitness regime, a diet, parenting, or even the simplest of simple things. Consistency develops routines, and builds momentums. Consistency helps create habits which in turn become an integral part of life. Any goal that you may have, once you start pursuing it consistently, success is bound to follow.
Consistency is the difference between failure and success. Consistency is proportional to action and doing. Consistency is as important as correctness. How can you ever be true to your word if your actions are constantly inconsistent? Inconsistency is inherently sketchy and causes people to believe you have an alternative motive. Trust is, in one way or another, built upon the foundation of consistency. Trust on yourself, and trust on others as well. Consistency is key. One can accomplish anything they want to in life with the right strategies, and the rights consistent actions.
Seven Ways to Increase Your Consistency
1. Make a commitment. After you identify the activities you need to do to accomplish your goals, make a commitment to do them consistently—without fail or excuse. Make that decision as to when and what you will do in advance, rather than waiting until the time you plan to do it.
2. Set up routines. Establish a routine to do your daily activities. For example, if you are going to exercise every morning, set up a routine. Allocate the amount of time you will need to do each activity up to and including your exercise period—such as getting out of bed, dressing, morning chores, and travel time.
3. Don’t allow excuses. Resolve right now that you will not permit yourself to make excuses.
4. Take advantage of your peak energy state. When is your energy level at its highest? Whenever possible, use these times to devote to the activities you need to be consistent about. It’s much easier to do what you know you should do when you have energy than when you are exhausted!
5. Do the challenging tasks first. It is always best to do the most important activities first. If the tasks that will drive your results and help you achieve your goal are hard, do them first. It’s too easy to put off the things we don’t enjoy.
6. Review your goals often. After writing down your goals, consider writing a commitment letter to remind yourself why your goal is important and to list the reasons you want to achieve it. Review the letter anytime you find yourself procrastinating or rationalizing that something else is more important .
7. Commit to 21 days in a row. It takes 21 consecutive days to make something a habit. Consistency will be easier once it becomes a habit for you.
Will you do what is required of you for 21 straight days?