As a health and wellness professional, I know how important consistency is in achieving a health goal.

This term is used a lot by fitness professionals as I scroll through my timeline on social media. I myself have used this term many times before as I give tips on how to be successful in achieving a goal.

So, what exactly does it mean to be consistent?

According to the Oxford Dictionary,

“Consistency is the quality of achieving a level of performance which does not vary greatly over time.”

To me, it means to do something regularly with the same effort and quality.

As I continue my journey of becoming the best version of me and inspiring others to do the same, I have realized more than ever how important consistency is in finding success. I myself am working on remaining consistent in the behaviors I know will get me to where I want to be.

Every single of one of has had a goal that we wanted to achieve but it didn’t seem to quite work out as planned. In most instances, the cause of us not being successful in that goal is our behaviors or in other words our lack of consistency in the behaviors we need to make it happen.

When it comes down to it, consistency is the difference between failure and success.

Now of course obstacles will indeed arise, and you may have to change the way you are going about something. Doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting a different result is the definition of insanity. But if we change directions too often then how will we ever know if something is truly working or not?

Being consistent is going to be beneficial in helping you develop routines, adopt good habits and build the momentum needed to accomplish your goal.

I think one thing that hinders us all is the lack of patience. We live in a society where we want it all and we want it right now! When something takes more time than expected we give up and move onto the next thing and the cycle tends to repeat itself.

I want you to think about something you have wanted to achieve, be it a personal or professional goal and really ask yourself were you consistent?

If you were not consistent, how can you truly measure the effectiveness of your actions?

I challenge you to:

  • Write down your goals and review them daily.
  • Surround yourself with like-minded individuals for support.
  • Discipline yourself to do what it takes to accomplish your goal.
  • Be patient and know that anything worth having will take time; remember that quicker is not always better and it usually doesn’t last.
  • Enjoy your individual journey and don’t compare your progress to the next person.
  • Lastly, be consistent in all the above and watch yourself flourish!

To end, we all have things we want to accomplish in life and in order to do so we must develop the habits necessary to succeed. With a lot of discipline, patience and consistency your dreams can and will come true!

Your time will come if you put in the work……CONSISTENTLY!

Find Health in Every Day!

Dr. Lindsay