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Be More Consistent: Ask Yourself These Questions

eft goals self-help tapping May 14, 2024

“Small disciplines repeated with consistency every day lead to great achievements gained slowly over time.” – John C. Maxwell

What would you like to be more consistent with in your life?  Whether it’s exercising regularly, connecting with friends, or saving money, practicing these activities consistently leads to progress toward our goals.  Starting and stopping, on the other hand, doesn’t get us very far and can be exhausting.  The hardest part is often getting started, so the key is to keep going once you do.

Remember the story of the Tortoise and the Hare: “slow and steady wins the race.”  Small steps may seem insignificant at first, but they add up over time.  Consistent effort brings better results than irregular attempts.  Focus on the long-term rather than the short-term.

If you’d like to be more consistent in some area of your life, ask yourself these questions:

  1.  What would I like to be more consistent with?
    • Exercise, healthy eating, productivity, sleep, learning new skills, hobbies.

Example: I want to exercise regularly.


  1.  Why do I want this?
    • Consider how your life would improve if you were more consistent.

Example: Regular exercise would improve my health, energy, and productivity.


  1.  What is an achievable goal I can set for this?
    • Aim for something outside your comfort zone, but not so challenging that you give up.

Example: My goal is to exercise for 30 minutes every day.


  1.  What is a small, daily action I can take to move you toward this goal? When will I do it?
    • Start small and gradually increase your efforts.

Example: I will start with 10 minutes a day and work up to 30 minutes beginning Monday.


  1.  What might get in the way? How can I minimize those obstacles?
    • Identify potential challenges and plan to overcome them.

Example: I might work late and talk myself out of exercising, so I will do this first thing in the morning.

Start with one thing you’d like to be more consistent with and then add others over time.  If you’re stuck or stressed about being consistent, check out my EFT Tapping video on this topic.