The Insist in Consistency. Navigating the Path Toward Change

Mountain consistencyThe key to creating long-lasting change is consistency.  A new way of being usually does not come about instantaneously, although highly impactful life events can have this effect. More often, establishing a new you requires a consistent change in thought and behavior until the new pattern becomes ingrained and conscious effort is no longer necessary.

So, if you are looking to establish a new health regimen, it is going to take more than a wish and a trip to the gym.  Sorry, but despite all the contradictory messages our society bombards us with, there are no quick fixes that will get you to where you want to be.

You must insist to the part of yourself that does not want you to expand (you know, the part that would rather sit on the couch and say that you are too tired) that you are in charge, and that there’s a change to be made.

The good news is that for inspiration, we are surrounded by beautiful examples of consistency; the rise and setting of the sun, the changing of the tides, the great truths, our breath and heartbeat. We can draw from this energy of consistency to guide us in moving forward on our path.

Also, we must consider what may seem like a contradiction, and that is the consistency of change.  All things are changing all the time. Although it may not always appear so, everything and everyone is in a constant state of flux; cells, thoughts, relationships, mountains, you.  If you can think about it, it is changing.

Hoping and striving to have things remain the same is an exercise in futility. What you can do, however, is ride the wave of change when you like the direction it is going, or influence the course that it will take by consistently applying the thoughts and behaviors that will support your intended (temporary) destination.

If you want to make a change, start today by wholeheartedly embracing the task at hand. Ask yourself, what is one small step that I can take to move me in the direction that I want to go?  Then, insist on creating your new reality by consistently taking this action.  Your next steps will naturally come to you, or as you gain momentum, you will actively seek them out.

You are going to change.  The question is, do you want to actively participate in who you will become?





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