In order to reach any goal in life, one thing is vitally important in seeing success in that area. That thing would be called CONSISTENCY!
Consistent is defined and marked by harmony, regularity, or steady continuity: free from variation or contradiction.
Let’s home in on the phrase "free from variation or contradiction".
The statement is so powerful because once you have made up your mind of what you want to be or would like to see in your life, you must make a conscious decision of what is acceptable and not acceptable. Based on that answer, it will determine your course of action toward maintaining consistency.
Once that decision is made, there should be no variation or contradiction to the course of action that you have set before you to achieve yours goals. Whether it be in your physical or mental health, your finances, relationships, or career, consistency is needed to see fruit in those areas.
How does one maintain consistency?
First, you should set and write down your vision and the goals that you would like to accomplish.
Second, you must determine the objectives necessary to achieve those goals. The objectives should be SMART: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Timely Bound.
Third, you must research and identify what resources or individuals are needed to aid you in accomplishing your goals and objectives. We do not progress and see success on our own!
Fourth, stay committed and accountable to yourself. Let a friend and confidant know about your goals and ask them to be your accountability partner. Sometimes when we don’t express our goals to someone else, we can easily fall off of our game and get off course.
Lastly, document your process. Grab a journal and jot down your journey through the process. This allows for you to stay aware of what you are feeling, thinking, and processing as you are achieving the goals as well as providing yourself some data that you can look back on to track your progress. This information could also help someone else later who may be wanting or going through the same circumstances as you.
On your journey toward consistency, always remember your why. Why are you doing this? Why have you set those particular goals at this particular time? Why is this important to you? This will allow you to keep the goal in the forefront of your mind and to tune out all distractions or stimuli that may be saying you can’t or won’t be able to achieve your goals. Most times, this is our own negative self-talk! Don’t allow this to be you. Stay committed so you can stay consistent!