I am as guilty as the next person. I want instant results. I exercise for a few weeks and wake up fit and fine. I mediate for 3 days in a row and I want that calm and peace to stay forever. But there is a reason they call it a practice. Like one of my yoga teachers is fond of saying – “its a yoga practice, not a yoga perfect” We all struggle with how to bring these ideas into our lives as part of our way of living. That our meditation, our journaling, our healthy living practices become as much a part of our lives as brushing our teeth. But, if you are like me, it’s hard to stick to it long enough for it to become automatic. We have a million real reasons – fatigue, mood swings, etc. Then I remind myself that when I stick to my routine I have less of that lethargic feeling, less mood swings, I feel better, 100%. And then there is the really hard and powerful stuff we want to create in our lives – love, career, happiness, health and wealth. How are we doing the daily things we need to do for ourselves to manifest those bigger life goals. It’s all about changing our minds so our lives will follow. And we all need support to stick to it and not fall back into old habitual patterns that don’t serve us.
Truth be told, if you listen to the stories of successful people, it was 10 years of consistent action before they became an overnight success and were recognized by the masses for their achievements. It’s also a mindset that says something is easy or hard. Consistent action is as easy, fun or difficult as you make it in your mind. I reminded Everett the other day that his body loves working out. He is so happy and feels so good after a good work out. How does he/ how do we make getting that feeling a priority so we make time despite our competing priorities.
And the other side of that is to celebrate when we are consistent and give ourselves love and grace when we aren’t as consistent as we want to be. Life is fluid and so is what is needed from us each day. Love yourself enough to be consistent with what is important and to be flexible and discern what is needed now and to forgive yourself for being human, tired, stressed, vegging in front of the TV instead of doing whatever you think you should be doing.
There is one more thing I want say about consistent action and creating powerful practices in your life that allow you to manifest what you want. One thing that I have found that supports me in keeping my word to myself is to have a supportive community to hold me accountable. Its often a role I play as a coach with my clients. They know that they have a session with me and that is enough to push them to do the next thing. So Everett and I are creating with our Life Mapping community to be a supportive accountability group for you. I know it’s one more place to go check in– but we are hoping that it will become so helpful that you will check in every day and post your goals for the week and give your friends updates and they will give you encouragement. I am looking forward to learning about your goals, dreams and vision for your life and supporting you to manifest it a little bit every day as you create the practice of consistent action.
So join our free community and let’s build a place that supports us holding each other accountable to making our dreams come true.