Why We Struggle With Consistency
Consistency is key
I’m sure you have all heard that way too many times.
In theory, it’s a really simple concept but not so simple to actually do. It involves taking action not once but every single day no matter the results. It’s the thing that separates those who make it and those who don’t. It’s a life long process that can get us from where we are to where we want to be.
Then why do we struggle so much with it?
Simply put it’s just a lack of patience. That’s really all it is. We are constantly bombarded with images of people who “made it” but that’s all they are… images that speak to where the person is now but don’t say much about what they did to get there.
We judge people, things, and situations based on their exterior. Whether it’s scrolling through the explore section on Instagram or walking down the street, we form these perceptions in a matter of seconds and our brain makes up a story that may or may not be true. One thing is for certain though, the way that person got there was by being consistent.
The “wanting everything yesterday” is an epidemic and it’s definitely claimed me as it’s victim a couple of times. The only cure I’ve found is to identify that it’s happening and then carry on with my day. That’s really the only option. If you stop then one thing is for sure, you’re never going to get there.
It doesn’t matter what type of goal you’re trying to reach, whether its business or fitness related, it always comes back to consistency.
Working out one day wont make you fit just as posting a blog once a week wont make you a successful writer. So its time we realize that we aren’t entitled to anything and the only way to get there (wherever there may be) is to put in the work.
It’s going to be a continuous struggle but there’s no other way. I mean just today I was questioning whether it’s even worth taking my Udemy courses, writing on my blog, reading about SEO, and tracking my macros. Last time I checked I wasn’t an Illustrator pro or have a large audience on Medium or am at my goal weight… BUT it doesn’t mean I will never get there. It just means I’m not there now.
I mean where would we all be if we stopped being consistent in the things we HAVE to do? We wouldn’t be here. There is so many aspects of our lives in which we already have to be consistent in and we don’t even notice it.
We eat every day to stay alive. We go to work every day so we have money to pay our bills. Why? We do it because we have no choice.
So whatever you want to accomplish should be no exception, it should be non negotiable. Once you frame it this way then you have no choice but to take action every single day.