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Consistency Is Hard

That’s why it makes such a big impact.

June 16, 2017

You’ll hear me say again and again how small, consistent steps towards a goal will trump short-term bursts any day.

Here’s what’s interesting about that: It’s the biggest thing I struggle with.

When I get up in the morning, I may or may not have a plan.

I go to my day-job somewhere between 7AM and 9AM.

I get home and sometimes I feel like working on stuff, sometimes I don’t.

I procrastinate on A LOT of things, which makes things even more hectic and unclear.

It’s funny, the only thing that I am doing consistently is this daily blog. It’s also the one of the only things in my life that is progressing forward.

If I worked out every day, even just a little bit, I would make progress.

If I planned out my tasks the night before, my mornings would be more productive, even if I only did one small task.

If I went to work at the same time everyday, I could actually plan time to spend on growing my side-projects.

If I just planned things in my life, I would actually know what’s going on.

I’ve been at the whim of not planning for far too long. And now that I am more ambitious than ever, it’s starting to inhibit me.

When I was in college I didn’t need to plan anything to get decent grades.

When I was in high school I didn’t need to plan anything to get decent grades.

When I had less obligations I didn’t need to plan anything because I could manage it all in my head.

Now I am pushing my mental capacity to the limit and it’s getting harder and harder to see the small steps that I need to take every day.

I need to become a planner. I need to take those small steps daily. I know that’s the only way I can make any of this happen.