How to be Consistent

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This has been rattling around in my brain for weeks now (as you probably can tell because this is my second or third article on consistency.) Consistency, is a word that we really don’t use anymore. We are all about the here and now. Instant gratification. Consistency really helps when taking on new tasks; whether that be losing weight, going to the gym or eating better. Here are some ways to help yourself be consistent.


  1. One of the first thing you need to do to be consistent and consequently successful at anything in life is be realistic. You need realistic goals. Life is a journey and if you think it is easy to get where you are going, then why haven’t you done it already. It will take time; be realistic about what you can accomplish in a certain amount of time. Also, understand that you will not be 100% consistent all the time, give yourself a break and restart your journey.
  2. Build willpower. Even when you do not feel like it, you should still do it. Willpower builds consistency. You will not have consistency without will power. Understand this at the get-go and it will be easier to accept when the hard times come. You should also avoid any situations where you will have to exercise will power. It is a lot easier to be consistent if you don’t have to exert willpower. Going to the gym on your way home is much easier if you take your gym bag with you to work. Once you get home, it’s more about will power and less about the actual decision.
  3. Make your word powerful. If you tell yourself that you are going to eat healthier, then make your word your bond, even with yourself. You would never tell someone else you are going to do something and then not. Why are you lying to yourself, aren’t you valuable?
  4. Eliminate negative thinking. I struggle with this because I do not know how to use ALL the machines at the gym. So I think negative about myself and my situation and tell myself I am not going to go. But I do know how to use the treadmill. I can go and do that. Doing something is better than doing nothing.


Doing the above things will help you get into the mindset for success. Rome was not built in a day (in fact it took over one million days), so to expect great things instantly, is foolish. But slow and steady win the race, every time.


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