How To Be More Consistent

Photo by Axel Ruffini on Unsplash — The power of consistency is 100% in your hands. It’s just about executing.

What exactly is the secret of people who always stay consistent?

This is kind of a million-dollar question, don’t you think?

After all, if you can master consistency, I believe you can do anything.

Consistency is the true key of success. This can be applied to ANYTHING.

Michael Jordan was consistently training.

Jimi Hendrix was consistently playing the guitar.

Jay-Z was consistently writing lyrics.

The more you do something, the better you get at it. So, it’s safe to say that if you can be consistent at something, then you can truly master it. Whatever it is.

But why is it that some people can be so consistent for so long while others can’t even stay consistent for 7 days in a row?

The way I see it, it comes down to 2 main factors:

Passion and purpose.

When it comes to passion, it’s pretty clear. The more you love doing something, the easier it will be to do it over and over again.

HOWEVER, most people can still be lazy even if we’re talking about being consistent with their passion.

You see, if you go through life depending on what “you feel like” doing in each moment, you won’t reach very far.

People who achieve true consistency do so because of something more meaningful than their passion.

It’s their purpose that makes them be consistently disciplined.

If what they’re doing happens to be their passion, it’ll just make it easier to stay consistent.

Another word we can use for purpose is the “Why”.

Meaning WHY is it that you’re doing what you’re doing?

WHY is it that you should stay consistent in the first place?

You need to have a bulletproof WHY to stay consistent over a lengthy period of time.

That is what truly separates the winners from the underachievers.

If you rely only on passion, you’ll be vulnerable to periods of laziness, periods of lack of inspiration, etc.

In other words, it won’t be that hard for you to lose momentum on your consistency.

If something comes up, you might just put your passion aside for while to focus on that new distraction.

But if you have a strong WHY?

Then you’re unstoppable.

You become unstoppable because you become someone who is on a mission.

A very clear mission with a very clear goal.

Once all of that is clear and your why is strong enough, then that mission will become your life obsession.

There will be very few things you will care more deeply about than your mission.

And that is the other thing that separates the winners from the rest:

The fact that they make a TRUE commitment with themselves to achieve their goals. It’s when that commitment happens that the internal shift takes place.

After that decision has been made, it will be your relationship with yourself that will be put to the test.

Because if you truly love and respect yourself, then there is no damn way you won’t keep the promise you made to yourself.

You will do EVERYTHING you can to make sure it happens.

And that spirit is where true consistency comes from.

Because being consistent is just a small detail of the plan you need to execute.

If you have a strong enough WHY, there’s not even a choice of not staying consistent. It’s just a matter of going through the days and executing what you need to execute.

That’s why Michael Jordan, Jimi Hendrix and Jay-Z became so good at what they did. Not only did they love it, but they had a really strong purpose.

There’s no point in overcomplicating this.

1. Have a STRONG reason to motivate you to stay self-disciplined. Eventually, it will become a new intrinsic habit.

2. Plan out your mission

3. Execute and adapt as you go

Then you just keep executing until you achieve your goals

It’s not rocket science.

It’s just about understanding that, if it’s important enough to you, then nothing should stop you from getting it — and that includes your laziness.

You just get up each day focused on the fact that you need to execute. NOT focused on what you feel like doing in the moment.

The best part of this is that the longer you do it, the more ingrained the habit will be. After that, it won’t be as hard to stay consistent.

Go for at least 90 days before you ever quit on anything!

Never stop hustling & never stop dreaming,

- Dez

P.S. I’m a Success Coach and I’d be happy to help you learn to stay consistent if you think you could use some help! You can check out my official website https://myupself.com/ for more information

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