Consistency Meaning – By Jenny Verano
“Hello, lovely people,
Today I want to talk to you about something that most of us struggle with worth and it’s to work on it, because the rewards are huge. That is Consistency.
If you are not consistent that means that you are likely to feel burnt out and maybe even give up altoghether on your goals. So I want to give you 5 tips to help you be more consistent in your life.
1- Keep your eye on your why.
If you are trying to achieve something in the long haul you want to have a clear and compelling vision of what it is that you want to achieve and also know why you are doing it. For example, it’s much easier to save money consistently if you know that it’s going towards a house that you want to buy or towards a one in a lifetime trip rather than just saving for no particular reason.
2- Pick your fight and notice that I’m not saying ‘fights’.
I’m saying one thing at a time. Human beings have a limited capacity when it comes to willpower and discipline. Studies show that doctors recommend that you don’t try to quit smoking and eating sugar at the same time because you are likely to fail at both. So you pick one thing, make it a habit, and then pick another thing. This is why we didn’t set a bunch of resolutions to achieve throughout the year, instead we are building one habit every month and at the end of the year, hopefully, we’re going to have twelve achievements.
3- Schedule it
This is extremelly important for our net challenge. The great Stephen Covey said: “Don’t prioritize your schedule, schedule your priorities.” When you want to achieve something and get something done that you know it’s important, you would have a time for it, it would be scheduled in your day and this is why it happens, rather than you trying to fit it in, at the end of the day. if you have time. In this way, sometimes it will happen, sometimes it will not. More likely, it won’t.
For example, for myself, exercising is one of my priorities. I don’t leave it to fit in and see if I have the time. I schedule it and it happens no matter what. I know I have to do it, I know why I’m doing it and how much time I have for it.
4- Ignore your feelings
I will never tell you this in any other case but in this case it’s very important, because every time you try to achieve something worthwhile and challenging you’re going to hear that voice in your head that says: waaaa I don’t feel like it 🙁 and I hear it too, but over time I have learned to override it because I know the power of consistency.
5- Catch that wagon
This is something that you know, you can’t have an all-or-nothing mindset, we are humans, so you’re gonna to fall off the wagon sometimes, it’s gonna happen, but maybe what you are doing now is that you spend too long beating yourself up for not doing the thing that you said you were gonna do, and then the wagon leaves in the distance without you… so make sure you run and catch that wagon, get back on it. And remember this: Life wants you to win but you have to believe you can and take action.
Thank you for listening
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