It takes work to be consistent. You know this because you’ve tried to be consistent before and failed. But what if possible to be more consistent without all the stress and anxiety? What if you could make being consistent easier and more fun?
The truth is, there is a way. And in this article, you will learn how to be more consistent in your life.
Why Consistency Is Important
The reason consistency is so important is that it breeds success. You’re developing a growth mindset when you constantly show up on the scene, even when you don’t feel like it. You’re teaching yourself that you will complete the task at hand no matter how you feel on any given day.
This is essential for anyone looking to achieve their goals. Imagine if Warren Buffet decided he didn’t feel like investing today and skipped out on the market. Or if Kobe Bryant decided he didn’t feel like practicing basketball drills, he wouldn’t be the Black Mamba we know and love. If they quit earlier in their process, who to say they would have reached the same level of success?
It’s the same for anyone looking to develop a new habit or achieve a goal. There will be days when you don’t want to be bothered. You don’t care about skipping your workout or finishing writing that report. But you’ll reach your goals if you consistently show up, even on challenging days.
The Benefits of Being Consistent
There are plenty of reasons to be more consistent in your life. For one, being consistent will raise your confidence. When you know what you’re doing daily, you can better map your time and allocate your resources accordingly. Following a schedule will create a level of accountability because you’re more likely to follow through on your commitments.
Finally, consistency builds discipline. It’s not easy repeating the same actions day in, and day out, it’s boring, but over time it gets easier and more manageable. The more disciplined you become, the more productive and action-orientated you’ll be.
Strategies to Stay Consistent in Your Life
Let’s face it we easily get sidetracked by life’s demands: work, marriage, kids, pets, and end up pushing our dreams to the side.
It can be challenging to remain consistent in anything, especially regarding your goals and aspirations. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. You can use plenty of strategies to stay consistent in your life.
Here are a few of my favorites:
1. Write your goals down. Writing bridges the gap between your subconscious and unconscious mind- keeping your ambitions at the forefront of your mind and making them feel more tangible.
2. Have a system in place. A system could be as simple as creating a checklist of tasks that you can work on one at a time until completed.
3. Analyze your goals using S.M.A.R.T. Goals (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-bound). This will help you stay engaged and avoid setting too lofty or unrealistic goals.
4. Be in it to win it! Consistency takes time and effort, so keep going even if you don’t see results immediately. Persevere, and be proud of the progress you’ve already made.
5. Find support from others who share your same goal or values. Sometimes, you need a new environment to plant your seed and see it grow. Don’t let anyone stop your vision. A positive mindset is contagious and can help to keep you accountable and motivated when things get tough.
How to Be More Consistent
When it comes to being more consistent, the quality of your environment can have an impact. If your environment is conducive to productivity, you’re more likely to be consistent with your habits.
To create an environment more conducive to productivity, you can:
- Clean and organized organize your workspace. De-cluttered your desk so you’re less anxious and more likely to want to work.
- Minimize your distractions. Turn off the T.V. in your workspace, turn off the notification from your social media accounts and put your cell phone on airplane mode while you’re working, but remember to schedule breaks in between.
- Make sure you have all the supplies you need. If you constantly have to stop because you’re missing something, you will lose your flow, making it harder to complete the task.
- Confront your limiting beliefs. Identify the people or situations in your life that prevent you from doing more. What’s stopping you from living out your potential?
Another thing that can help you be more consistent is setting regular hours for yourself. Imagine you want to learn a new skill like copywriting and decide to dedicate two hours daily. Pick the best time and location to focus and adhere to it as much as possible. If you are working from home with other people, keep communication alive and tell them that you’ve set a specific time to work on your dreams and don’t want to be interrupted.
In conclusion, developing a growth mindset and being more consistent can go hand-in-hand. By understanding that your abilities and intelligence can be developed, you’ll be more likely to approach tasks with grit and perseverance. And with these tips on being more consistent, you’ll achieve your goals in no time.
Read 5 Growth Mindset Activities for Your 30s for simple daily activities to develop your mindset.