Years ago, and for most of my adult life, I was lost, without confidence or hope, and feeling like a loser. What was the secret to changing that? Consistency. Up until that point, consistency was a weakness of mine. The only thing I believed that I was consistent at, was being inconsistent.
I started over again in 2014 with something small and easy to accomplish every day, no matter what. At first it started as an experiment. I wanted to see if I could be consistent at something-anything. For months I had been wanting to change my mindset, so I started reading a quote a day. Each day I would save the quote. Each day, for a month, I would re-read each of the quotes, until I was up to reading 30 quotes each day. To date, I now have over 10,000 quotes in my “favorites” folder on my phone to review during free moments that upgrade my mindset, what I think about, and how I feel.
Each quote I saved was a program that I used to reprogram my entire belief system through repetition.
In doing this, I built confidence that I could be consistent at something. It started small and easy, then became something massively impactful, automated, and even enjoyable. It became a habit I still enjoy. I began to wonder, “What else can I be consistent at?” I started consistently eating better for a month, and it became an empowering, enduring, habitual lifestyle. I started exercising again for a full month, consistently, and it became an empowering habit. I began to gain momentum and I began to feel better.
It was like I started a small ball of snow rolling down a mountain side that never ends, and the small ball began to collect more and more snow, and as it became bigger and bigger, it became heavier and rolled down the hill faster, until it became an unstoppable force. Things began to fall into place in my life. I learned the power of a consistent, daily routine, and the importance and power of momentum.
I believe that ANYONE can do this and greatly enhance the enjoyment, pleasure, feelings of fulfillment and gratitude, physical and mental health, and their relationships. Anything we want to do or change can start with one, small, easy, consistent, daily task.
Try out this little experiment for yourself for the next 30 days, and build up your confidence level in your ability to do something, anything, consistently. It may just be worth it! I know that it has been for me.
CONSISTENCY CREATES A CONVERSION AND A CONVERGENCE OF CIRCUMSTANCES THAT WILL SERVE AND SAVE US.
Today’s challenge for myself: Today I will decide upon something small and easy I can do at the start of each day for the next 30 days.
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