To be able to thrive in any field in life, consistency is often a prerequisite for success. Success doesn’t come from what you do occasionally, success comes from what you do consistently.
Like it or not, being consistent is very essential if you want to make any significant change in life. To be able to master your craft, you need to develop an attitude of consistency.
“It’s a simple and generous rule of life that whatever you practice, you will improve at. -Elizabeth Gilbert.
If you want to achieve your desired outcome, you must build consistency into your plan.
Below are few tips on how to be consistent in life
Have A Routine Ritual
To achieve new goals and develop new habits, it is necessary to create new routines to support your objectives.
According to John C. Maxwell, he says “you will never change your life until you do daily. The secret of success is found in your daily routine”
Having a routine helps you to remain consistent because it helps minimize distraction and also allows you to utilize each hour of the day, and turn them into something meaningful.
A daily routine built on good habits is the difference that separates the most successful amongst us from everyone else. Mike Murdock says the secret of your future is in your daily routine.
Do It Anyway Even If You Don’t Feel Like
You don’t need to wait until you feel like doing something to start doing it. You need to understand that every task is as important as you live.
Somewhere along the way, we have all bought into the idea without consciously realizing it, that to be motivated and effective you need to feel like you want to take action, which is not meant to be so.
According to Burkeman, he says that “inspiration is for amateurs”. Many great men in their fields achieved success because they relied on work routines that forced them to put in a certain amount of hours, no matter whether they feel inspired or not.
Do what You Love
When you love what you do, it is always easier to stick to the program.
I have come to understand that once you are passionate about what you do, it fuels your motivation which also helps you to be consistent.
When you love what you do, giving up is never an option, you will do everything possible to master your craft. A large percentage of successful people love what they do, that is one of the secrets why they thrive effortlessly in life.
The more passionate you are with what you do, the easier it becomes for you to be consistent.
Take Time To Relax
Consistency doesn’t mean you should be working all the time, if you do this you will burn out quickly. Relaxing helps to keep you rejuvenated to accomplish the next task.
Sometimes, the most productive thing you can do is to relax. It helps you to have a calm and clear mind, which aids positive thinking and good decision-making. It also helps to relieve tension.
It is advisable to set aside time to relax daily because it helps your body save energy.
Reward Yourself When You Accomplish A Task
Whenever you have completed a task, make it a duty to reward yourself because doing this will keep you motivated throughout the process.
At the moment your brain elicits positive emotions, leading to the realization that your efforts are appreciated. Your brain also starts to take pleasure in accomplishing the task or objective more towards it in the future.
When rewarding yourself, ensure to choose an ideal reward that will help you build the habit and reinforce your progress.
Reward yourself for the work you have done daily, it will keep you working harder.
Too often, we don’t give ourselves credit for the good choices we have made. Remember to give yourself credit for the things you’re doing well.