What if I told you, your consistency is killing you?
It is widely regarded that being consistent is one of the greatest keys to success. Without consistency it is nearly impossible to reach your goals and dreams. I believe wholeheartedly in being consistent. I am such a routine person that it’s hard for me to even sleep if I don't accomplish my daily routine before I get into bed. However, what I am realizing is, being consistent is only half of the battle. What if I am consistently doing things that are counterproductive to my goals? What If I am consistently sabotaging my dreams with negative thinking and actions?
You can consistently do squats but use bad form. You may be working out but your bad form is hurting you more than it is helping you. You have to correct your form before your consistency can benefit you. You didn't know you were doing the squats wrong until someone told you. When you become aware now you have the power to remain the same or change.
I believe we all know how to be consistent but we don't always know how to use that trait to our advantage. We are consistently distracted, bored, lazy, and stressed but we don't know how to not be those things. We fall into the same traps and feel guilty and ashamed when we do. We work so hard to positively change our eating habits, our thoughts, and our actions; those things are what is considered to be inconsistent. The inconsistent things seem so unnatural. They make us uncomfortable and challenge us to focus and stay committed to them. Every day we have to consciously decide if we will do those things, while we don't even think about the consistent things, we just do them. They are so much apart of our lives that we don't feel right when they aren’t; it becomes bondage. A lot of times we are more comfortable being in bondage than having the freedom to choose. Making choices means you are also taking ownership of your actions. You choose the path you decide to travel.
It is easy to blame everything but ourselves for our circumstances. We don't want to be accountable for our decisions because we are too comfortable hiding behind our excuses and consistency. How do we break our cycle? How do we change our patterns?
The answer is simple: You choose to.
Our path to success is through being consistent in choosing. Being aware of your choice empowers your actions and thoughts. You free yourself from the “victim” mentality and open yourself to discovering who you are. No matter what toxic things you have allowed in your life, you have the power to choose another way. You are free to choose the inconsistent thing. You have the power to choose life, not death. You have the power to choose self-acceptance instead of self-hate. Everything you desire you can reach if you choose to.
The AbbaFit blog is devised of AbbaFit community members who want to share their personal fitness journeys. It is a non-shaming, non-judging environment where we all can gain support and encouragement to a live to a better physical and mental life. Wanna join our blog team? Contact us today!