You know, I'd like to say everyday I absolutely get out there and crush it! But the truth is...I don't. It's hard to keep going every single day, day in and day out.
But consistency is a major key to success.
So, how do you stay consistent especially when you don't feel like it. When you don't have the energy, when you don't feel creative and have anything new to share?
Here are a few things you can do to help keep your momentum and crush it everyday...
1. Recognize that if you don't do something consistently, the momentum you have to keep moving forward, as well as, the progress you've made will be lost and is more difficult to recapture after you've stopped.
For example, have you ever started walking or working out and you have that itchy feeling in your legs? I absolutely HATE THAT! So, in order to avoid that feeling, I keep working out. That keeps me from having that unpleasant experience if I quit and have to start over again.
Find one simple thing that you can do today to keep forward momentum going. No matter how small it is, it's better than nothing. One of the Laws of Physics says, a body in motion tends to stay in motion and a body at rest tends to stay at rest. So, no matter how small or little the effort is you can muster, it's better than stopping.
2. If you can't come up with something new, different or creative to share, pull from another source of inspiration: from other people, websites, magazines, books, etc. Sometimes all you need is just a spark to get your juices flowing.
3. Finally, an accountability partner or making a commitment to someone else can go a long way. Join a group or commit to someone that you will produce something for them on a consistent basis. If you value keeping your word, making a commitment to others will certainly help you stay focused.
The next time you feel like giving up or being inconsistent, try one of these suggestions to see if it helps you stay the course and keep moving even when you don't feel like it. 🙂