I’ve been thinking about my life lately. I’ve been thinking about how the choices I’ve made recently have made a huge impact on my life, my time, my freedom, my happiness, the way I feel and look. I’ve been thinking about what had made the biggest difference in my life and why it has been such a huge change for me.
I just want to premise this by saying that I have not arrived by any means at the goals I have for my life. I have certainly seen change and seen movement in the right direction, but I have not arrived. Some things are dependent on others and a lot are dependent on my willingness to grow so that I can move past whatever is blocking me in the moment. And if I’m being honest, I don’t think we ever really do arrive, and neither do I think we should ever expect to “arrive”. Once we feel that we have and we stop moving towards anything we have as goals, we start to regress and can find ourselves either in the same place we were before we started or in an even worst position.
This is something I really do believe in. When I take a look at my health and my business it makes perfect sense. Consistent effort in the right direction will bring you closer to your goals. You hear that time and time again on podcasts, and books and compelling GIFs. I don’t think that concept is hard to understand or that anyone can even refute that… so why is it so hard for us to be consistent?
When I look at the changes in my body lately, I can see that I am moving in the right direction, I have lost weight, I am stronger, I feel better, I even sleep better and I’m excited to wear things I haven’t been feeling comfortable wearing for quite a while. Now my confidence is building and I know that by continuing this focus and commitment to myself, that I will be healthier and proud of my accomplishments… if I stop, even for a little while, I will start having thoughts that I’m too tired to workout, or that I don’t have the time, or that maybe it doesn’t matter as much because I’m older now or maybe because it’s going to be sweater weather soon LOL… whatever thoughts pop into my head to give me permission to take a break, “enjoy” what I’ve achieved and rest… but do you know what will happen if I do? It will be harder to start up again when I see that my pants are getting tighter, when I’m back at eating snacks that aren’t good for my body. I will start gaining weight and the muscle that I’ve been building will get soft again and I will have to start all over again.
Don’t we do that to ourselves all the time? I think that consistency is the best practice because not only are you building on your last effort and getting stronger and moving farther because of it, you are also making it easier on yourself to keep going. Instead of losing your momentum and having to start all over again from scratch! That is the worst feeling. Knowing that you have to start again… so why do we do that?
I think that consistency is the best practice because not only are you building on your last effort and getting stronger and moving farther because of it, you are also making it easier on yourself to keep going.
Being a business owner, consistency is the name of the game, even when the results are slow going. Knowing what we understand about consistency, we know that staying in the game, doing the do every day will help us gain momentum, build confidence, strength and keep moving us forward. Stopping or being inconsistent makes every effort feel harder than it has to.
So again… why is it so hard for us to remain consistent? Well, to be honest, I have no clue. I think there are a lot of factors that I don’t have time to mention in this blog post. Maybe we can go through them at a later date… I do know that I don’t have all the answers. And I don’t really want you to think that I think I do. What I do know and what is really important is that we should strive for our goals every day. We don’t have to be perfect at it. We can and will make mistakes. That’s all totally ok. But we have to keep going. That’s a non negotiable. And I personally think that having people doing it along side you is one of the best ways to remain accountable, pushed and encouraged and remain consistent.
I love my business and helping people with their skin. I’m thankful that there are many sideline sisters that walk with me and help me each and every day. Knowing that I’m not alone brings me joy. I hope that you find the same kind of encouragement on your journey or be a part of a community that is non competitive towards you and is completely supportive, wanting nothing in return.
It is invaluable ❤️