Being Consistent is a key to almost all successes.
If you are looking for a change in your life or in your circumstances, then how do you stay on track? How do you achieve the goals that you set for yourself? How do you make that change?
I thought I had it all, I thought I was going places until one day I woke up and realized I was in a one way cycle. I was just living each day as the same as the next. What a realization to have.
But how do I change that, I had done it for so long and had made a trench so deep?
I found a program that helped me, and as I learned how to set my goals, and with other tools I learned how to break down the sides of my trench and being consistent with my hard work I now can forge my own path and see a different outcome.
I want to share some of the things about being consistent with you and help you in making your first attack on creating your change.
Stay with me till the end and I will show you some more of the tools and the program I found that helped me.
1. Tips for Being Consistently Consistent
We see, use, and hear the above quote all the time. While we know consistency is the key to success or accomplishment in sport (or life), it is also the hardest to master, especially this time of the year. Acquisition and mastery of a skill, a technique, or a lifestyle change will require you to be a consistent athlete. So how do we stay consistent with being consistent? Here are a few tips to help you stay on your game through the holidays and feeling confident.
TIP #1: Make a conscious decision to remain consistent.
Say out loud to yourself, “I am committed to remaining consistent each day in my goal. I am doing this!” Notice the statement is in the present tense. This technique commands your subconscious mind to act now, not later. Consistent actions require consistent thinking, specifically consistent thoughts that you are and will remain consistent.
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Being Consistent Keys• 1. Changing your Thinking:
• Don’t make a generalized “be more consistent” plan. Trying to be more consistent in general is just going to be overwhelming. Think about what specific areas in your life require more consistency. Do you need to be consistent about your exercise habits? Do you need to be consistent about your work requirements? Your romantic relationships?
• You’re not going to be consistent 100% of the time. You need to be okay with making mistakes and occasionally getting lax about your consistent habits.
4.Eliminate negative thinking.
Negative thinking is the bane of consistency and of willpower. When you think negatively you are making yourself less likely to be able to hold to your consistent actions.
• Pay attention to negative thought patterns that will hinder you in the future.
• When you do notice these negative thought patterns, turn them around or introduce a more positive or neutral thought. So for example if you find yourself thinking “I can’t do this” instead turn it around and think “I’m going to practice doing this, even if I’m not great at it to start with.”
• Figure out what areas you need to work on to make yourself more likely to be consistent.
Now here are some ways to help you with Building that Consistency in your life.
5.Set specific Goals.
These goals will help you behave consistently and give you something to strive for. You can set a variety of goals in different areas of your life.
• Consider how you want to use consistency to achieve your specific goals.
• You want to Blog every day. Get out a calendar and write down subject matters and ideas to get you started. OR another example is to find a magazine about your passion.
• Being consistent will mean setting aside a part of your paycheck each month, setting your alarm clock for earlier, taking care of the baby so your significant other can have certain nights off, and carving out time to do all the reading and listening to audio.
6.Make change slowly.
If you try to do everything at once all you’re going to do is overwhelm yourself. It will make it a lot harder for you to be consistent. Make gradual changes instead of jumping in head first. You do know that it takes 21 days in a row of doing something, for it to become a habit. That should be your first goal.
7.Set specific boundaries.
Boundaries will make it easier to be consistent, because then you have a specific limit in which to function, rather than a vague “I’m going to be consistent.” Setting a boundary really just means setting constraints on exactly how and when you’re going to do certain things.
• For example: instead of just saying “I’m going to be consistent about appreciating my significant other” you might say “I’m going to thank my significant other when they do things like wash the dishes or make dinner or help out around the house.”
Hold yourself accountable. To be consistent you have to make sure that you recognize when you don’t meet up with the standards and goals that you’ve set for yourself.
8.On a calendar write down each day whether you succeeded or failed in following your consistency goals.
If you failed, explain why you didn’t follow them. This will help keep you accountable to when you don’t follow your goals and your boundaries and will also serve as a marker of your progress.
• Tell your friends and loved ones you trust about your goals and your attempts to be consistent about various aspects of your life. When they see you not behaving consistently, give them permission to call you out.
• Don’t beat yourself up when you don’t hit the mark. No one is perfect and no one is perfectly consistent. You aren’t going to be, either. What matters is that you keep working towards your goals and towards consistency.
9.Using critical visualization.
• Daydreaming can also be useful, as long as you limit your time doing it. Give your mind time to freely think each night before you go to bed. This can help you process and access your situations, and help you because you’ll come up with ways to get past the potential obstacles that keep you from gaining this goal.
• Meditation can help control your mind, and you’ll need to control your mind (and all its urges) if you want to remain consistent. Try and practice meditating for at least 15 minutes each day. Sit somewhere quietly and breathe deeply. As you breathe focus on your breath. If you find your mind straying, direct your attention back to your breath.
10. Plan for failure.
Everyone fails. It doesn’t matter how dedicated you are, how intelligent you are, how prepared you are, you aren’t always going to succeed. You have to be willing to accept the possibility and figure out what to do if you don’t succeed. How are you going to handle this?
• A lot of times the reason people fail to maintain their willpower and their consistency is because they haven’t planned for failure. Just because one thing did not turn out the way you wanted, does not mean you have to stop. Just work on it a little more.
• Plan for your setbacks and failures. Give yourself time to make changes. Learn from those changes and failures.
• Consistency doesn’t equal perfection, remember Life sometimes gets into the way, sometimes you’re sick, sometimes you simply don’t do it. If you start beating yourself up for not it, you’ll make yourself less rather than more likely to be consistent.
11.Increase your motivation.
If you don’t stay motivated you won’t make those changes in your life that allow you to be consistent. You’ll fall back into old, bad patterns of behavior, instead of sticking with the new patterns you’re trying to create.
Don’t tell yourself “I’m not motivated” or even “I’m not feeling motivated today.” The more you skip days when you’re trying to instill new patterns of thought in yourself, the less likely you are to succeed. Instead, tell yourself “I’m going to practice being motivated today even if I don’t feel like it.” On days when you don’t feel like doing it, Give yourself less time to work on it that day. Say, I will work ½ hour instead of an hour. That way you still accomplished the task.
Don’t try to do too many things at one time. Sort your different goals out one or two at a time, you’re going to burnout quickly. Instead, set your schedule and go back to it when you need to.
• Remind yourself why consistency is important to you. What is it you’re trying to accomplish by being consistent? What happens if you fail to be consistent? Keeping these things in mind when you’re trying to accomplish your goals and be consistent.
I have found that holding yourself accountable and maintaining your positive attitude comes from your own mind. When you fill it with positive audio and positive messages on a daily basis, you will in turn think positive thoughts and portray positiveness in your actions.
To your Consistency
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