Last week I wrote an article on 3 Consistency Killer We All Face. Regardless of whether you are a blogger, musician, business person or a teacher, we all struggle to be consistent to the goals we set.
It can be difficult to be consistent. Life is busy, the kids need our attention, the game is on and my twitter feed never stops!
Is it possible to become and stay consistent in the things we want to do?
In my previous post I asked for your help. I have included some of the thoughts from my readers. I am thankful for your insights. I would love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Here are 3 steps you can take to become consistent in everything you do:
#1 Have a Plan
A plan is simply putting legs on your goals. It’s the process in which you will see your goals become reality.
Joe Lalonde (check out his blog!) suggests that you schedule a time on your calendar: It’s easy to be inconsistent in your writing when you don’t have a specific time to sit down and write. By blocking out a period on your calendar, you can kill the inconsistency because you know it’s important.
I love what Joe is saying, it is important to schedule what is important. Once you figure out what time works best for you, put it on your calendar.
#2 Do It Everyday
Doing something every day is the best way I know of seeing improvement and create a new habit.
When I don’t know what to write about, I write about my childhood. I write down anything I can remember. It helps get my thoughts going and more importantly it helps me write everyday.
Ron suggested that for those of us that like to blog on a weekly basis that we use the events of our week for inspiration for our writing.
I like what Ron is saying here, because each day we are learning and growing in ways that can be an inspiration for our daily writing.
#3 Overcoming Discouragement
Discouragement seems to hide behind every corner. What can we do when it comes?
Back to Joe: Have a reminder of WHY you write: Sometimes we become inconsistent because we forget our WHY. Keep your reason for writing clearly in view so you have a constant reminder of your WHY.
One of my mentors Ian suggests, that we take time to reflect on the progress we have made and the distance we have travelled. These factors, both good and bad can be an encouragement to others.
He went on to say; “success is not only the total achievement of your goals, but also the progressive realization of them” …I like that!
It can be too easy to let life fly by, we can become discouraged and give up. Maybe thats what average people do, but not YOU.
I know you want to make your life count, have an effect on someone and leave a positive legacy. Whatever it is that is on your heart to do, do it well and do it consistently.
What has helped you be consistent in the things you want to do?