Consistent action is one of the biggest concerns many clients have when they start coaching with me.
We all have good intentions to do things and then...
Just like New Years Resolutions.
January 1… I’m doing this.
January 10… 2 out of 3.
January 20… I’ll do better tomorrow.
February 1… <crickets>
What makes consistent action so hard? And what can be done to change that?
I have many tools in my toolbox to help with consistent action.
Vibrant Living Tip
As with anything you are trying to learn, consistent action takes practice. Here are 3 things you can do to start –
- Success Magnet. Make a list of past successes. When you are contemplating whether or not to do something, read them over. Feel what it was like to experience that success. From that place take action. I call this being a success magnet. Use past successes to create new successes. When I was in the corporate world, I had a Kudos folder. Emails from people who complimented me on a job well done. When I felt unmotivated, I read those and found the courage to continue. And many times, it was even enjoyable. I have a mediation to help with being a success magnet. Click here to listen…
- Calendar. Put To Dos in your calendar. Then do them at the appointed time. This gives you a structure for consistency. If it’s not in my calendar, it doesn’t get done. So, I put it in my calendar and do it.
- Say it. Do it. This is a new practice I received from my coach. It is a way to train your brain to know you are going to follow through. Overwrite all those New Years Resolutions that didn’t continue, as an example. For some time period, say 2 weeks, 10 times every day say you are going to do something (out loud) and then do it. Make them different every day. Make them small and easy to do. Again, this is a way to train your brain that you follow through. Say – I am going to touch my nose with my right index finger. Then touch your nose. It doesn’t have to be something big or elaborate. The simpler the better. Make it fun. Train your brain to trust you will do what you say you’re going to. Then the bigger things get easier
Vibrant Living Take Away
I invite you to pick one of these ways to create consistent action. See how it goes. Then try another. Action is the key to living a life you love. Consistency makes it happen faster.
Until next time...
P.S. Are you frustrated by lack of consistency? Click here for a time to talk about how to change that for you.