It’s the same old story, you know what things you need to do to make yourself and your business better, but you can’t seem to form good habits out of them.
Self consistency is the key to success, whether that be in your personal or professional life. Self discipline and consistency will change the way that you make decisions and live your life. Here are five tips that will help you get to where you need to be.
1. Know yourself
There is no fix-all solution to increasing your self consistency and discipline because everyone is so different. You know the way that your mind works better than anyone, so it is important to pick strategies that work for you. This does not mean to avoid challenging yourself, but to find healthy ways to do so.
2. Set Priorities
When you start with a non negotiable and set priorities to your goals, being consistent will seem far less daunting. You will also be able to use your time wisely, devoting the most time to the highest priority goal and less time to the objectives further down the list. Be sure to reevaluate your priorities as other factors shift and change.
3. Develop a schedule that works for you
It is vastly important that you find a way to schedule your work. There are a number of ways that you can do this, from buying a good planner, setting reminders on your phone, or anything else that works for you. Test out different methods or draw on your own knowledge of yourself to pick the most effective way of scheduling work.
4. Hold yourself accountable
This step sounds easy, but this is where most people trip up. Don’t be mean to yourself, but make sure that you hold yourself accountable when you don’t reach a goal. You can do this by writing down your goals and progress. Breaking your larger goals into smaller, more achievable daily goals is another good way to hold yourself accountable.
5. Have an accountability partner
Doing all of this alone can be overwhelming and it can be hard to hold yourself accountable. If you have a partner in business or a best friend who you can rely on to remind you of your goals, you can begin to develop more self consistency to avoid disappointing your partner.