The human mind is geared to accomplish goals but only when we are consistently consistent in executing them.
1. Keep your eye on the prize.
Whatever your goal is keep it top of mind. Not only WHAT your goal is but also WHY you want it. Write it down. Memorize it. Repeat it often. What you focus on is what will come into your life.
2. Schedule it in and stick to your schedule.
Stephen Covey, author of “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” says, “Don’t prioritize your schedule, schedule your priorities.” When you put your priorities on your calendar, they are much more likely to be executed. Make time for them. If you are only trying to fit them in after you’ve done everything else, they won’t get done. Do them first!
3. Get an accountability partner.
When you’re having a bad day, who do you call to give you that kick in the butt to get you back on track with your goals? We all have days we want to kick our do-to list to the curb. These are the days that will set you apart from the rest of the pack and create those successful habits in your life. If you can push through the hard days and still accomplish your goals, you are creating success habits that will last a life time. Having a person in your life (an accountability partner…or several) that you can count on to help keep you on track is key. We don’t have to go it alone. We can have a team that helps us.
4. Don’t beat yourself up.
We all fall off the wagon sometimes, so don’t beat yourself up. Nobody’s perfect. But the key is to keep moving forward. Go run and catch that wagon and get back on it. Marie Forleo, a world-renown life coach and fitness trainer, says “Success doesn’t come from what you do occasionally, it comes from what you do consistently.”
5. Push through adversity
Any time drama or conflict or negative feelings come up, stay true to your course. This is especially difficult for people that get emotional (including me). When you want to throw in the towel when times get tough, come back to your WHY and push through it. This will make you stronger, and allow you to be consistent through anything. You can do it! Put your mind, body and soul into it. Act as if nothing else matters. Believe in your goal will your everything. Have faith that it will become your reality. Then there will be no alternative but for your goal to come to fruition.
What’s one idea or strategy that’s helped you become more consistent? Leave me a comment. I’d love to hear from you!