There are many factors that are necessary on the path to success, however, one ingredient that leads to success more than anything else is consistency.
Being consistent means you fully dedicate yourself to a task, activity, or goal and stay fully engaged.
Following through every once in a while will not give you long term results.
Sustaining top-level performance means you need to make consistency a foundational habit.
Here are 5 tips to help you commit to building small empowering habits that you incorporate into your everyday routine to keep you focused on your priorities and goal
1. Set and measure your goals
Be specific about what you want to achieve and how that fits into your life.
Be inspired and passionate about what you want because if it doesn’t matter to you then you won’t have the fire to pursue it.
You need a big picture goal, but focusing on the next 30, 60, and 90 days will be where you see the biggest change.
Try working in one or two week increments to measure your progress.
This allows you to see what is working and what isn’t so you put your efforts into what will benefit you the most in your long-term goals.
You have to think ahead to make room for the consistent actions you will take.
2. Schedule yourself
Visually seeing your plan and being able to see what you accomplish daily can be a game changer.
Setting up a calendar for how your day will look and your goals to achieve each day helps you take ownership of your actions and make them a priority.
Not only will this help you stay on track and be consistent, but it will also allow you to adapt and change when necessary.
At the end of the week, you will be able to review your time and performance and reflect on what occurred, what worked, and what may need to change.
There will always be a time when we just don’t feel like doing the work, so make time to take a break, breathe, and refresh yourself so you can get back on track.
3. Stay accountable
We all need someone we can trust to check in on us, push us when we need and celebrate with us as well.
Being consistent is not purely about repetition, but rather evolution.
We need to learn, grow and adapt our actions to lead to incremental improvements over time.
This is why we set goals and check in on ourselves, but having feedback from an accountability partner might be just what we need to boost our actions.
4. Stay focused
Being consistent in our actions required steady focus.
Know what is important, focus on one thing at a time instead of multi-tasking constantly and focus on the execution of your actions instead of the desired outcome.
Focusing on each individual task will help you accomplish your long term goals.
Easier said than done though.
Life is full of distractions and spending more time on what is fun or easy to accomplish can deter us.
Remember that what is easier or more fun to do is usually not the most optimal use of your time.
Tedious and boring activities are part of achieving your goals and becoming more productive and consistent.
Remind yourself of your why, and your goals, and push through the discomfort to stay on course.
This does not mean forcing yourself through tedious tasks, you can block your time and work in increments so you recharge and are focused on your work.
5. Celebrate your small wins
Our life is a constant journey, so take that time to do a happy dance when you reach a milestone or accomplish all your tasks for the day.
Acknowledge what you do each day because all those steps are building your consistency and leading you to your big goal.
Your mental health needs breaks and rewards as well.
You are putting in the effort and creating positive habits to make sure to praise yourself.
Taking these steps to consistent action will help you change your life faster than you imagine.
You can’t manifest big dreams without taking action; only you can accomplish your goals.
The best version of you is when you are consistent, focused, and action driven.
Take the time to cultivate them every single day and feed your momentum with consistency.
Written By: Morgan Henry