Be Consistent

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OCTOBER, 2020

Whether you are committed to winning a grand slam, the next big business deal or eating healthy and exercising regularly, being consistent is the key. In fact it is the fastest way to achieve any goal. Remember the age-old Aesop fable, about the tortoise and the hare. After being beaten by Tortoise, Hare reminds himself, “Don’t brag about your lightning pace, for slow and steady won the race!” Here are a few ways to inspire you to stay consistent.

 

1. Start with ONE thing only. 
Extraordinary results are directly determined by how narrow you can make your focus … when you spread yourself out, you end up spread thin.” Gary Keller
What is the ONE thing you can do such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary?
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2.  Make a Commitment.
Decide the activities that you need to do in advance to accomplish your goal and then stick to it. Do them consistently without fail and no excuses.

3.  Establish a Routine.
If you want to exercise every morning, decide the time you will need and put it in the diary to make it happen. Lock it in. It is non-negotiable!

4   No Excuses!  
Let nothing stand in your way. Stick to your daily action plan. Until that one thing is done, everything else is a distraction. 

5   Be True to You.  
Do what is consistent with your values, your beliefs, your understanding of your personality and what brings you fulfillment.

6    Just start. 
When you begin become you may lack discipline. There’s nothing wrong with this. Every journey has a first step. The key is to do something, even if it is just a little bit. Do it! Winning starts with beginning. 

7.  Don’t forget the power of your Extraordinary mind.                                                                                              We become what we think about.  Earl Nightingale

8   Commit to at least 66 days in a row.
On average, it takes more than 2 months before a new behaviour becomes automatic – 66 days to be exact. And how long it takes a new habit to form can vary widely depending on the behaviour, the person, and the circumstances according to Phillippa Lally and her research team from University College, London. Interestingly, the researchers also found that missing one opportunity to perform the behaviour did not materially affect the habit formation process, so don’t be disheartened! 

 

 Small daily improvements always lead to Extraordinary results over time. 

Nothing wonderful ever comes without consistent practice. It’s not just a discipline of the best athletes. It’s a discipline of the best human beings. People like you.

Have a great few weeks.

Love Ann

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