If you struggle with being consistent, this post is for you.
Do You Really Want It?
Make sure whatever it is you’re striving for is something you really want. This will solve a good chunk of your motivation problem.
It’s hard to do something daily if you don’t really want to do it. Or if you don’t know WHY you want to do it. Always start with why and use that to fuel your action.
We all want to spring out of bed every day, inspired and passionate about our work. Whether that work is for your own business or for someone else, building a dream you’re not invested in truly feels like the seventh circle of hell. So if you’re working toward something you don’t want, stop!
You’re Thinking Too Hard
Instead of trying to figure out how to develop a habit, how to make yourself do it every day, and on and on…
… just worry about today.
Whatever your work is, you can do it TODAY right?
As soon as you finish reading this, then go do it.
That’s it. Mission accomplished.
Then do it tomorrow. But tomorrow ONLY worry about tomorrow.
Repeat this every day and you will be consistent.
Only worry about motivating yourself for ONE day. Today. Tell yourself why you’re striving for the goal and talk yourself into taking action and checking it off for today.
When you think of a big huge habit, when you think about every day work or 21 days (some say it takes 60 days to form a habit); you make your work bigger than it has to be and it becomes an insurmountable obstacle.
Just remember why you’re doing what you’re doing, and just worry about today.
Don’t make things harder on yourself than they have to be.