The Power of Consistency

The Power of Consistency

Monday, June 19, 2023

Just a little time each day, for the rest of your life. Sounds doable, right? Whether you want to focus on self-care, acquire new skills, or enhance your work processes, committing to small actions every day can lead to impressive outcomes in the long run.

Prioritizing Well-Being

One area where I've applied the principle of "a little bit of time, every day, for the rest of your life" is in my well-being routine. Instead of trying to overhaul my entire lifestyle all at once, I've committed to small actions every day that add up over time.

So picture this, you set your daily step goal at the lofty 10,000 steps a day.

You fail.

Literally, every day you're just checking it off because you simply don't have that kind of time consistently. So you decide to be a little more realistic and add 3000 steps to your daily to-do list instead.

And you know what? It actually works!

You're hitting that goal most days, and it feels pretty darn good. Sure you have to be intentional about it. Buy hey, 21,000 guaranteed steps a week is way better than 7 days of feeling like a failure. 

These small actions have helped me feel more energized, focused, and balanced throughout the day.

Learning a New Skill

So, I'm all about learning new things and growing as a person. In fact, I'm a die-hard knowledge seeker. But left unchecked, I can easily spiral into research mode forever. That's why I've adopted the 15-minute rule. Just 15 minutes a day, that's all it takes to make a real difference.

Instead of trying to cram everything into one sitting, I spend 15 minutes each day reading industry news, watching tutorial videos, or practicing a new skill.

And you know what? It works!

I've even developed what I like to call my "second brain" (cue dramatic music). It's basically a place for me to dump all my thoughts and information so I can recall it in the future. No more derailing me in the moment!

Over time, these small actions have helped me build a strong foundation of knowledge and expertise. And let's not forget about that decent knowledge base I've built for myself.

So, if you're feeling overwhelmed by the idea of learning something new, just remember, 15 minutes a day can make all the difference.

Improving Processes

I've applied this principle to improving processes in my work and significantly increased efficiency and productivity over time.

Instead of trying to overhaul everything at once, I focus on finding one small improvement that can be made to a process or workflow. 

For example, I've implemented a systematic naming convention for images, created templated responses, and used automation to visualize data sets. And you know what? It's made a world of difference!

However, it's easy to say that you just don't have the time to work on these things. But a little bit of time, every day, for the rest of your life really is A LOT of time.

The Power of Consistency

Whether it's prioritizing your well-being, learning a new skill, or improving processes at work, committing to small actions every day can lead to big results over time. Don't underestimate the power of consistency and realistic goals.

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