There are days when I need a schedule to help me schedule my schedule and then some reminders to keep in on schedule along the way. Then there are those days when I know exactly what I need to do, when I need to do it and how long it each project will take. I think I have finally figured out what the difference is in those days and I am not happy about what I’ve discovered.
Consistency is the Difference
• Doing things on a regular basis makes it easier to do those things. I form a habit that keeps me moving along.
• Doing the things that I know I need to be doing keeps me from doing the things I’m trying not to do.
• Doing things at the same time on the same day keeps confusion out of the equation. Even my family will know where to find me.
• Doing things when they need to be done reduces the size of my to-do list making it easier for me to do other things.
Consistency is not really a bad work – it just feels like it on many days (or at least those days when I’m not being consistent). The truth is that I have time to do all that I know I need to do if I just do it. It’s when I procrastinate, do things with out order or just out of order or when I choose to do things other than those in my purpose that I don’t have the time, the energy or the finances to complete anything.
Staying consistent in those things that I know I need to do and following a schedule will help me get to where I want to be.