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How to be consistent?

Updated on December 6, 2014

Be consistent like a flight

Be consistent like a flight when it takes off to improve your life.
Be consistent like a flight when it takes off to improve your life.

Be consistent in the steps you take.

There are areas in our lives where we want to improve or change our lives for better; we try to take the necessary steps that will lead us to improving our lives, but along the way, we give up and find ourselves in the same place. Maybe you want to lose weight and register with a gym, you are very excited about the step you took and go to the gym two or three times then you give up, you feel that it is not working or making excuses that you don’t have time, but the fact is, you dislike the way you look and you know that you need change. The problem is, we don’t know how to be consistent and keep on pushing, even if, you don’t feel like it.

There are some people who are consistent in their comfort zone, they perform the same routine everyday and they wonder why their life is not improving. The kind of consistency that I’m referring to is to be consistent in improving your life for better. Successful people are consistent in improving their lives, they finish what they have started and they always climb the mountain even if it is hard because they have a goal to achieve in mind, they are persistent.

How to grow in consistency?

If you want to become more disciplined and consistent in your performance, you need to become more disciplined and consistent in your growth. How can you do that? By knowing the what, how, why and when of personal improvement. Take some time to consider the following four questions about your growth:

1. Do you know what you need to improve?

Most of the time, we want to master our jobs in order to be promoted but we don’t spend some time to master ourselves. Our future is dependent on personal growth. Which areas in your life where you need improvement; it could be finances, relationships or communication skills and find the material that will assist you to improve.

2. Do you know how you are supposed to improve?

You must have a strategy of how you are going to improve yourself; you follow this simple suggestions to get started:

  • Match your motivation to personality type

Not everyone gets motivated the same way or is motivated by same things. To give yourself a fighting chance to become consistent in your growth, start by leveraging your personality type to get yourself going.

  • Start with simple stuff

There are many people who approach personal growth for the first time attempting too much, what is the result? Discouragement. When you attempt too much too soon, you are almost guaranteed to fall short of your desired results. The secret to building motivational momentum is to start small with simple stuff.

  • Be patient

When I started going to the gym; I expected to see results now and when I look myself in the mirror and noticing any difference, I would be frustrated. I learnt that I have to be patient with myself. Being patient with yourself, allows you to take one step at a time and not losing focus. All things are difficult at first before they become easy, therefore we must have patience. It you are not patient with yourself, you will become a patient.

  • Value the process

When I was at tertiary, I enjoyed going to school because of meeting new people every day and learning something new but the ultimate goal was to obtain my qualification within three years, I enjoyed the entire process of growth. In order to achieve your goals, you must value and enjoy the process.

3. Do you know why you want to keep on improving?

Knowing what to improve and how to improve are critical to consistency in personal growth. But so is knowing Why. The how and what will take you only so far. The why is what keeps you motivated long after that first rush of energy and enthusiasm wears off.

The salesman who looked out the window of the hotel restaurant at a building snowstorm. He asked his waiter, “Do you think the roads will be clear enough in the morning to travel?” the waiter replied, “Depends on if you are on salary or commission.

Having a strong why will help you to keep going when the discipline of learning becomes difficult and discouraging.

4. Do you know When you are supposed to improve?

When do you need to improve? First obvious is right now. Life lived for tomorrow will always be just a day away from being realized. So you need to get started if you haven’t yet. More important, you need today to be every day.


You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. That means developing great habits. People do not decide their future; they decide their habits and their habits decide their future. Are you going to decide about your future or your habits?


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    • Bongzwane profile imageAUTHOR

      Bongani Zwane 

      3 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

      Thank you very much........

    • agaglia profile image


      3 years ago

      yes. consistency is a key ingredient in obtaining anything that is a long-term goal.


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