Are you one of those that think routines are boring?
Hi, my name is Oyindamola. Welcome to the club!
One of the most difficult things I’ve had to accept about life is that building momentum and staying on the same frequency through consistency is one of the keys to growth.
It’s been a tough one trying to focus on clearly mapped out daily routines to ensure I am productive.
Training your mind and body to do what's best for you might be tough and frustrating but it's worth it at the end. pic.twitter.com/M7BF7VVsFd
— Temptation Express (@TemptExpress) March 28, 2017
To build consistency, I’ve had to, first of all, ask myself what’s really important to me, because I can’t be consistent in everything. Some things are hobbies, some things are spurs of the moment, and some things are powerful steps to building a legacy.
I’m most concerned with building a legacy.
So what legacies do I want to build and why?
For me, I’ve defined my mission statement as becoming a solid icon in global communications, and helping brands and individuals break barriers in communication and interactions in daily life.
So how do I achieve this?
I broke it down this way.
This may not make sense to you because of course, we want different things but it’s helped me prioritize what’s important.
What works for you?
Whatever it is, build consistency in it because that’s the only way to (your) success.
I’ve heard people say doing a particular thing daily for 3 weeks helps build consistency. Sorry to disappoint you, but it’s bullshit. Tried it a couple of times and it never worked out. However, I have found doing something for about 3-6 months consistently helps build routines because your body and your mind get used to it and crave for that activity.
Regardless, the moment you stop, you start to struggle to get back to that point where you left off. And if you stop trying, you lose it completely and may begin to regret ever pausing.
Whatever it is that you need to build consistency in will require you to put in a routine. So map a plan out for getting things done, then do it as often as possible. Some days will be tough and you will do rubbish. Just don’t miss a day.
SHOW UP ALWAYS. That’s the way to achieve consistency.