Ep #50 – Consistency Impact
It’s easier to be consistent when you set up a structure and schedule with a purpose.
What You’ll Learn on this Episode:
- How consistency impacts long-term results.
- Why you don’t need motivation to be consistent.
- How to make your plan/schedule pay off.
Featured on the Show:
- Work with Christie one-on-one.
- Hello, Lovely Podcast Episode #13 – Make a Schedule You Enjoy
- Join me on Instagram and tag me in all your favorite Hello, Lovely moments!
Ep #50 - Consistently Impact
Welcome back. On this week’s episode we are talking about Consistency Impact.
When you’re creating a new habit, consistency is what makes it become second nature. It turns an action you take into a lifestyle. Consistency is what maintains a habit even when you don’t feel like it.
I think most people will agree on the value of consistency, but what I want to highlight here is the IMPACT of it. What it produces in the long-term.
Consistency doesn’t just make a habit feel second nature. It builds trust. Trust in your follow through, trust that when you start something, you finish it, trust that you’ll be your biggest supporter when you don’t feel like it.
There is value in doing something once and a while, but it doesn’t build a foundation for a new habit. It’s more for the enjoyment in that moment. ‘Oh i think I’ll go on a hike today.’ The Consistency Impact comes when an activity is repeated with a structure. It doesn’t have to be rigid or strict, but consistent. ‘Each week, I’ll walk 30-minutes, 3-days a week, Monday, Wed, Fri. ‘
I think that’s where consistency gets a bad wrap because it gets tied in with strict or rigid. Instead, consistency is created from structure and support. Setting a structure that makes sense - creating a schedule that supports you. It’s easier to be consistent when you set up a structure and schedule that has a purpose. You set yourself up for success in advance.
Vs saying, “OK I have a lot of work to do. I’m going to do everything at once, and pack my schedule.’ That isn’t necessary. From today forward, view your schedule a tool that supports you. Decisions made in advance. You consistently follow it. It’s not rigid. It’s takes the back and forth out of decisions.
Should I do it now or later? If it’s in the schedule you setup to support you - do it now even if you don’t feel like it. The Consistency Impact is you don’t rely on motivation to do what you planned. I’m going to repeat that. You become a person who doesn’t rely on motivation to do what you planned. You just do it. It’s like the idea may pop in your head,’ not really feeling it,’ and you immediately address it with support, ‘But I’m doing it anyway. ‘
The Consistency Impact is that you question yourself less, there’s less back and forth, you implement more, following through, seeing your results. Even before a goal is done, you see it as completed because you know you’re not going to quit or be willy-nilly with your plans.
The Consistency Impact is you become a person who will take the time to plan, set up a schedule to support you, and follow that structure consistently, you get the payoff of that investment. That time investment, that thinking investment, that creative investment, that resourceful investment. It pays off. You LIVE the reality of the plan you made.
The Consistency Impact minimizes the need to hurry up and start a bunch of things at one time. You’re not relying only on high energy and motivation to commit to a plan. You know you’re going to finish what you started, and then when you’re ready, you start something else and create that schedule and structure for the next thing.
Consistency is hard when we question it. The Consistency Impact is you don’t question if you will do it or what will happen when you don’t feel like it. You know you’ll just do it. You answer that doubt back immediately. I’m going to do it anyway. I’m going to make it as fun as possible. Even if I don’t feel like it, I’m getting my investment out of it. It’s worth it. This is work that gets me the results. This is the work that maintains my results.
You setup a structure and schedule that supports you (not wears you out).
Many people think that when we get to the end of our goals, we’ll be happier. Or that when we finish our goals we don’t do the work anymore. ‘Then I don’t have to do this anymore.’
The secret is (not really a secret), the work you do to get there, is the work you continue to maintain the results. Expect that in advance. Setup the schedule for a lifestyle because that consistency is what impacts the results long-term. When you don’t plan on consistency as part of your plan, you will want to hurry up to get there and stop your new habits when you’ve reached some measurable goal.
The Consistency Impact is expecting to live your habits for life, creating a structure and schedule that supports you, loving the value of the work because it creates the results you want, answering back any doubt immediately with a confident, I’m doing it anyway.’
When you’re sick or go out of town, you won’t be derailed. You’ll have the Consistency Impact. This is a lifestyle now. It’s second nature. You don’t have to do it perfectly. Consistency isn’t strict. It’s simple. We take the complicated out of it in coaching.
A client this week just expressed,’wow, you know our brains like to make it complicated. But It’s actually simple.’
That is SO true. So in coaching, we take one thing at a time, simplify it, and then make it a habit for life. Results you get to keep. You continue growing as a person and loving where you’re at each stage.
So if this resonated with you and you’d like to work with me, one one one, here’s how you do that. Go to www.mschristiewilliams.com, click on work with Christie, and schedule a Clarity Call. We’ll talk about how you currently feel about yourself and your habits, and create a structure that supports you and how we’ll work together to make it a reality.
Alight, I love you ladies so much. See you next time.