How to Eat an Elephant - The Power of Consistency
"How do you eat an elephant?" One bite at a time.
"How do you get to Carnegie Hall?" Practice, practice, practice.
“It’s not what we do once in awhile that shapes our lives, it’s what we do consistently.” Tony Robbins
“Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying basic fundamentals.” Jim Rohn
Google the word consistency and you will get an almost unending array of quotes related to the power of consistent behavior. Setting a good goal may be the first step to achieving success, but unless you continue to take the steps needed to reach your goal, you will fall short. Whether you are trying to lose weight, get stronger, achieve financial success, graduate from school or reach any other goal, you must develop the habit of consistently doing what is necessary to achieve your goal.
Consistency is the doing the little things every day that make you better and move you closer to your goal. If you are working on losing weight, you need to focus on making the healthiest food choices every day to support good nutrition and weight loss. Exercising consistently will increase your muscles mass and decrease fat in your body which will increase your metabolism even at rest.
Being consistent is the hardest part of achieving any goal. Consistency can be boring and repetitive, but deliberate practice of a skill will produce significant results. Consistency means showing up even when you don’t feel your best. Consistency means prioritizing the things that will move you closer to your goal over things that may be easy or more fun.
Consistency means committing to your goal and committing to the actions you will need to take to reach your goal. Consistency requires accountability on your part to repeatedly develop the habits you need to stay focused on What’s Important Now to ultimately reach your goals.
Focus on improving a little each day by consistently practicing the habits, skills and behaviors that will move you closer to your goal. Small changes consistently produced over a long period of time will lead to major changes in your life.
How can you be more consistent in reaching your goals? What small thing can you do or practice every day to be successful?