It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
~ Leonardo Da Vinci
One of the biggest and most common problems with improving your life or the success you want out of it is that you may not take consistent action over a longer time period. Now, consistency isn’t the sexiest or most exciting word. But it is, coupled with time, what will give you real results in your life. Sticking with the program and doing something consistently – and not just when you feel inspired or something like that – is very, very powerful. When you’re taking action, pay attention to the process. You must also remember why you are taking action. Find your top priorities and reasons for why you are doing what you are doing. Write down your most important reasons. Take a few minutes, sit down with paper and a pen or your phone and write down the top 1-3 reasons for why you take action and want to keep doing that in your life right now. Put that note where you can see it every day. Like for example in your workspace or near your bed so that you see it every morning when you wake up. Whatever you do during your day sends signals back to yourself about what kind of person you are. Plan your day. Take two minutes at the end of the day to think about what you can appreciate about what you did today. Or write down a couple of self-appreciative things in your journal. Daily Practice. If something is important to you, it needs to become a constant in your life. You need discipline and the willingness to show up every day and work towards it. Put it in your calendar and do something every day. The momentum of that will teach you to stop stalling. You will grow exponentially. Remember, consistency is the evidence of belief. Keep smiling at the person in the mirror.
That which we persist in doing becomes easier – not that the nature of the task has changed, but our ability to do has increased.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson