Consistency is the belt that fastens excellence in position. If you don’t do it repeatedly, you’ll not excel in it.
~Israelmore Ayivor, Let’s Go to the Next Level
Unfortunately, consistency is not one of my greatest strengths. I’m fascinated by people who excel in this area. It’s truly an art form.
I seem to have this way of quitting right before the miracle every single time. I’m not sure of the exact reason. Maybe boredom, fear of success, fear of failure…
So in response to this ongoing dilemma, Consistency is my word for this year. This will be my #1 focus and thankfully, it can kick off a great deal of positive change in every aspect of life: relationships, health, business, etc.
It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives. It’s what we do consistently.
I’m incredible at starting things! The initial passion for a project keeps me moving forward at a beautifully productive pace. Unfortunately, the start up is not where the magic happens.
Miracles happen when we commit over time and consistently take action. I understand God can provide instantaneous miracles, but we cannot. He wants us to work and SHOW UP.
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
~Galatians 6:9 (NIV)
My biggest resolution for the year is to not give up. Hopefully through consistently taking action in all areas of my life, I can finally make it to the miracles. I’m excited to see how the momentum from even just showing up every day will propel my relationships, this blog, the health of my entire family, and my growing essential oil business.
I’ve recently started coaching with Jen Poulson and I’m thankfully already seeing changes in my distorted thinking habits. She uses Power Questions to help focus on issues in a more positive light. For instance, instead of asking ourselves “Why do I keep getting stuck in life?”, a better option might be:
Why is it so fun to keep moving forward in life?
Ahhh, as Jen would say, take a breath on that…
Life can be fun. Moving forward is fun and so necessary! We can find daily joy in the fine art of consistency.
We don’t need to complete monumental tasks every day without fail. Let’s start small and maybe choose a goal in a few different areas. Do you need to drink more water? Use a daily checklist to make sure you’re getting 8 glasses a day.
I’ve chosen one consistent task in each of my 3 favorite categories to get started: body, mind, and soul. For Body, I’m committing to meal planning. This also covers some important family goals of mine as it will bring us around the dinner table to a healthy meal and precious time together every night.
For Mind, I will be more consistent in my essential oil regimen for emotional support. I know without a doubt through personal experience how helpful these little natural solutions are, but it seems when I’m at my lowest, they stay locked away in my pretty bamboo box. I’ve set up a daily protocol that’s already helping tremendously.
Last but certainly not least, for Soul, I’m starting each day with God. Before I check email, social media, or any other distraction on my phone, I open up my First 5 app from Proverbs 31 Ministries. Reading through the devotional and then the assigned book from the Bible is truly the perfect way to start any day.
I would love to hear from you in the comments! What is something you would like to do more consistently to help move you forward in life? Remember, this doesn’t need to be a huge task. Small actions done on a daily basis absolutely shape our entire lives.