Today I want share with you Five Tips for Being Consistently Consistent.
We All Want to Be Consistent
First of all, I’m sorry to say that, sometimes, it’s a case of “Do as I say, not as I do.” I know we all WANT to be consistent with our marketing, but sometimes life gets in the way. There could be a family emergency, a long awaited vacation, or in my case—strep throat with the inability to speak! It’s hard to make a video when you can’t talk! That being said, let’s get started!
There’s a quote I like by Aristotle—”We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” While we know consistency is the key to success or accomplishment, it is also the hardest to master. So–how DO we stay consistent with being consistent? Here are a few tips to help you stay on your game AND feeling confident.
TIP #1: Make a Conscious Decision to Remain Consistent
Say it out loud to yourself, “I am committed to remaining consistent each day in my goal. I am doing this!” Notice the statement is in the present tense. This technique commands your subconscious mind to act now, not later. Consistent actions require consistent thinking, specifically consistent thoughts that you are and will remain consistent.
TIP #2: Revise Your Concept of Time
The only time you have is RIGHT NOW. Later on, next week, next month, or next year is only a concept or thought in your mind. Tomorrow is NOT here, next week, month, or next year is NOT here. Right NOW is here. So let go of thinking, “I have to be disciplined and consistent all day, week, month, or year,” TO “I am disciplined in this moment. Right now is the only moment I need to pay attention to. I am only required to be consistent and disciplined in this moment.” Be in the NOW. As Eckhart Tolle says, “Realize deeply that the present moment is ALL you ever have.
TIP #3: Have a Plan and Know your Objective
The definition of a “plan” is: “A scheme, program, or method worked out beforehand for the accomplishment of an objective:” A plan is in place so that you don’t have to do the thinking before hand or in the moment. Preparation is KEY to consistency. You must have a plan to be successful, even if it’s a daily plan. For example, you could write out the three things you MUST accomplish the next day. Put the hardest and most productive to your business first—get it out of the way—and the rest is, as the Cajuns say—Lagniappe—the stuff that is extra and special! It is imperative that you have a plan so that you know where to direct your actions, thoughts, effort, and time. It must be a plan that YOU want. It must be in line with your values and your hearts desire. The more emotionally invested you are in your plan, the more you will remain committed–the higher your chances are for success.
TIP #4: Remember That Feelings and Thoughts are Temporary and Subjective
Any negative feeling or thought that could intrude on you being consistent is temporary. In the moment it feels very powerful, but in an hour, 10 minutes, or tomorrow you could feel very different. Don’t let temporary feelings of stress, anxieties, worry, or insecurity derail you from your plan. In moments like these it’s critical that you push through the discomfort and JUST DO IT! Execute. Remind yourself how you will feel after your completed your blog or your video, or after you have conquered the moment. It WILL be worth it.
TIP #5: Do One Thing at a Time
Be in the present moment. Do one thing mindfully. It is being fully and 100% present in your moment. Allow your mind to be present and engaged. When you find yourself distracted or your mind wandering you bring it back to full attention of your moment. This concept is why mantras and self-talk are powerful. They bring your attention back to the constructive action at hand and in the moment. Remember-small daily improvements always lead to exceptional results over time.
When all else fails and the above tips do not work, then use the foolproof guide below to help you stay consistent.
If you are “not feeling like it”…do it any way.
If you are sad…do it any way .
If you are busy…do it any way.
If you are tired…do it any way.
If you are feeling good…do it any way.
If you are “too stressed”…do it any way .
If you are unmotivated…do it any way.
If you are on vacation…do it any way .If you are unsure…do it anyway.
If you find yourself making excuses…do it any way.
Be Patient with Yourself
Remember—Strength does not come from what you CAN do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you could NOT do! No matter what–trust that you can and will stay consistent. Be patient one moment at a time. You are an amazing person with valuable gifts to offer the world, but first master the gift of giving the best to yourself– through being consistent with your hearts desire. Once you stay consistent with yourself, every thing else falls into place.
The reason consistency is so important in my life is that I’m creating a REAL online business. I have the privilege of knowing my Coach and Mentor, Mr. Dean Holland, who has created a proven system for even newbies to create and sustain an online, profitable REAL business. I’d love for you to meet Dean, as well as several other partners in my Company who have also achieved success with InternetProfits like I have. You can meet Dean HERE and find out his story, as well as learn about a great, newbie friendly system called “The Big Commission Blueprint.” Be sure to check that out—you won’t regret it. Also if you need any help or have any questions regarding InternetProfits, or online marketing in general, please feel free to contact me. I’d love to meet you!
Until next time, I’m wishing YOU…
Love, Light and Abundance,