By having Consistency it develops routines and builds momentum. It helps to form habits that become almost second nature. An example of this would be to think about one of your goals. It requires consistent effort to push toward that goal. To keep driving toward that target hour after hour, day after day, time after time.
Consistency is arguably one of the best characteristics to build and implement in your life. The key to consistency is setting and achieving specific goals. Start by asking yourself how you want to be more consistent in your life, and aim for these small goals. As time goes by, you will naturally become more consistent, keep yourself motivated and accountable. This may require some change in thinking so that you stay optimistic and productive throughout the process.
Firstly you will have to consider what it is that you want to achieve, and then commit to it. Set SMART (specific, measureable, attainable, relevant and time-bound) goals that motivate and excite you and write them down to make them feel tangible. Then plan each of the steps you must take to realize your goal, and cross off each one as you work through them.
Goal setting is a powerful motivator. Set clear, precise and unambiguous goals that are implicit and can be measured. When a goal is clear in your mind, you have an improved understanding of the task at hand. You know exactly what is required and the resulting success is a further source of motivation.
Goals must be challenging yet attainable. Dont be put off by a fear of failure, by setting small goals to start you can create positive and consist behaviour. Challenging goals can improve performance through increased self-satisfaction, and the motivation to find suitable strategies to push our skills to the limit.
So we can break goals down into 5 steps:-
- Set goals that motivate you.
- Set S.M.A.R.T goals
- Set goals in writing
- Make an action plan
- Be consistent
So be consistent, be patient, strive to better yourself and the world around you, and celebrate small victories. One day at a time.