The Power of Consistency and Small Steps

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Primary Blog/The Power of Consistency and Small Steps

If you desire success in any area of your life, you will need to work at it over some time. Whether you want a long, happy marriage, lasting weight loss, a successful career, or raising children to become well-adjusted adults in society, it will take consistent work and care. Things worth having take time, patience, and attention.

We live in a world of instant gratification that does not promote the long-term effort that is often accompanied by success. Overnight success and results are displayed and made to look effortless and done comfortably. Unfortunately, nothing worth having comes without some level of focus and work.

There is no difference here when it comes to your health and well-being. You may see amazing transformations or people who seem to have a fit body come naturally. While some people have more natural athleticism, most of the population has to put in consistent effort to reach and maintain the result you see.

One of the biggest mistakes often made when striving for a goal is the all-or-nothing mentality. "I'm not going to eat any carbs or sugar for the next three months," or "If I can't spend an hour working out, I'm not going to do it at all," or "I messed up my nutrition program, so I may as well quit." The list could go on and on. But you get the picture. Being black and white on what you're going to do or not do rarely sets you up for success.

Completely cutting out any food group will only make you crave it more. And instead of successfully eliminating it permanently, you risk binging or feeling guilty when you have a conscious indulgence.

News flash: your body needs carbs and sugar to function properly. This doesn't mean eating cake and ice cream daily or having soda (I will always discourage that); it's okay to have treats every once in a while, and complex carbs are an essential component of a healthy diet, as is naturally occurring sugar like that found in fruit.

Instead, focus on small, consistent actions you can manage to maintain over the long term. Limit your consumption of simple carbs and processed sugar, choose the side salad instead of fries, and use almond milk instead of sugary creamer in your coffee. All the little steps you take in the positive direction will compound over time, resulting in sustainable results.

If you can't commit a whole hour to your workout five days a week, begin with 20-30 minutes three to four days per week or whatever your schedule allows. Don't have time to make it to your favorite exercise class? Take a walk after dinner and listen to a podcast or uplifting music. The consistent activity will pay off tenfold over skipping the workout altogether.

No matter your goals, when it comes to finding success, consistency is always going to win. When you mess up, pick yourself back up and keep going. It doesn't matter how many times you fall; it only matters how many times you get back up. Small baby steps practiced consistently and often will eventually become the habits that shape your life and determine your success.

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