Develop A Champion Mindset
I think that for most of us, it takes a traumatic event for us to take something seriously. For us to take something seriously enough to make a firm commitment to it and form consistent patterns and thoughts about the subject. Think about this- if you are diagnosed with a disease due to your lifestyle, you might find that you have a new found motivation for taking care of yourself. Because it matters more now than it did before the news. I hope you never have to go through a traumatic event like that, but what I am getting at is this- when you raise the stakes, your priorities become clear.
So where do you start? If you are trying to form consistency in your life, you need to think about consistency as a muscle that you have to work out. Start small. Accomplish small things and build confidence in your ability in the small steps. Find ways to build that consistent muscle. Think about this- there’s a dead spot in my garden. A patch where the grass won’t grow. I’m no gardener but I know that if I start to water it everyday, I’m going to start to see grass grow as a result of my consistency. Think about your life this way. Do you want to have a closer relationship with your partner? Start with 1 hug or kiss a day that you put your intention into. Start looking a little bit longer at them and listening instead of talking. Just a small change like this will make a difference, just watch. Let’s say you want to grow deeper in your spirituality, that’s great. Say “thank you” to yourself or the higher power once per day and focus your intention behind it. See if that doesn’t assist you in starting to look for the things you are thankful for in your life. A little bit goes a long way when it comes to building consistency. Your garden grows where you water it.
As easy as this sounds, you’d be surprised at how difficult it can be to stay consistent to the small things. You want to be healthier, so you decide to walk around the block every morning. Easy right? Not as easy as you might think. Everyday is different. There will be mornings that you don’t feel like it, or it’s too cold or hot. Maybe some mornings you have to be at work earlier and so you have to wake up earlier to stay consistent. It’s not always easy but you can build that habit and once you do, you build confidence in your ability to make changes in your life. Be faithful in the small things and the big things won’t feel so heavy.
It all starts with you.