"Basically, if we want to live our lives, we have to control our consistent actions. It is not what we do from time to time that shapes our lives, but what we do all the time."
- Anthony Robbins
Consistency is very important if you want to achieve anything in your life.
Consistency is a skill that you can develop and implement in your life. The basis for consistency lies in making and reaching specific goals. Stay motivated and in control over time as you develop consistency in your life.
If you are trying to improve consistency in your life, below are five keys that will help you do exactly that.
Breakdown your goals
Realizing your big dream is like traveling to your favorite destination. You need milestones to ensure that the path you take is the right one and that you are approaching to your bigger goal. So split the big goal into smaller ones. Passing through these milestones, will give you some sense of success and will prompt you to work in a coherent way.
Plan in advance
Consistency over time needs planning. You need to plan ahead and be prepared. You should understand that your main activities are based on your values, goal, plan, and purpose. If your priorities do not fit into these areas for any reason, it will be difficult to maintain consistency in the long run.
Write it to F.O.C.U.S.
Follow One Course Until Success.
"When I decided to focus on the acting, I’m sure my mother was relieved that I finally started to focus."
- Daniel Day-Lewis
Write it down your highest priority task and focus on completing it. Then repeat.
Take responsibility for the process, not for potential outcome
Don’t take responsibility for the results in your head. Take responsibility for coming and doing the required work.
Do you want to lose weight? Try doing exercise just for 20 minutes daily. You will not see any results right away. But you might lose more in one month by being consistent than crash dieting for several months.
It's simpler to take action when you know all you have to focus.
Focus on the process, and you'll be more stress-free and more likely to move forward than if you blindly looked at potential outcomes that will not happen as fast as you want. Looking for quick results for hard things, is like a daily emotional roller coaster.
Hold yourself accountable for your actions
We all make mistakes, we are humans after all. Keep track of your mistakes to pinpoint the root cause and improve your skills in that area. It's easy to blame your investor, boss, or coach, but that won't solve the underlying issue. Look in the mirror before you start the blame game.
Take the responsibility and make sure that, if possible, you will not repeat any past mistake in the future.