Action – Consistency – Discipline
I listen to quite a few podcasts and love reading as much as I can on personal and business development. 1) because I get a massive injection of drive and motivation from inspirational people and 2) because it makes me a better coach and business owner. Some of the most common themes of those who are successful are action, consistency and discipline.
Action is simply DOING. A plan doesn’t haven’t to be perfect before you implement it. A popular quote by George Patton is “A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.”, and it’s true. Step 1 to being successful: Get started! Its amazing how many people hesitate to make contact and then when they finally come in and talk to us, they regret not joining our community two years earlier.
Consistency is DOING on a regular basis. Keeping the ball rolling. As a person who bites off more than they can chew, and has failed so many times it’s hard to keep count, I’ll tell you that this is where I fail the MOST. You’re way better off (I know I am) being consistent with slightly smaller efforts then going all in and burning out after only a few weeks. One of the coolest people in the world has just re-joined our community, and after a PT session and goal review this step is exactly where we are focusing. Book in and show up. Then do it again tomorrow. Then the day after. Just focusing on creating a consistency in routine and walking through the doors.
Discipline is DOING even when, actually especially when, you don’t want to. It is NOT motivation. Motivation comes and goes. Discipline will keep you on the path regardless of fickle things like motivation. Had a crappy day? Discipline is what will get you into the box and working out rather than cracking a cold beer and skipping the workout.