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  • Hey, it’s Marie Forleo and you are watching MarieTV, the place to be to create a business and a life that you love so much.

  • And it’s Q&A Tuesday. Best day of the week.

  • Today’s question comes from Kat and Kat writes:

  • “I love MarieTV. Keep it up, girl! But my question is, how do you stay consistent?

  • I always try to set some time aside for actions thatll help me get further in my career.

  • I’ll be doing great for 2 weeks and by the 3rd I fall off the wagon, go on a hiatus,

  • and have to start all over again, which is much harder to do each time.

  • What can you suggest for staying on task without getting burned out and quitting?

  • Lots of loves and laughs your way, Kat.”

  • Kat, this is such an important question. Most of us struggle with being more consistent in some part of our lives

  • and it’s really worth working on because the rewards of being consistent are huge.

  • So that being said, here are 5 secrets to help you be more consistently consistent.

  • Number one is keep your eye on your why. In order to really stay connected to what youre doing over the long haul,

  • you have to have a clear, compelling vision for what youre trying to achieve,

  • and know why you wanna do it. So, for example,

  • it’s a lot easier to keep saving consistently if youre saving for something important to you like your first house or a once in a lifetime trip.

  • You know, when I think about MarieTV, this is a big commitment and were in our 5th season

  • and it’s not easy to keep doing this week after week.

  • But I am committed because I’m clear on my why. This show is really the soul of my brand

  • and it’s the primary way that I get to make a difference to as many people as possible around the world,

  • and that’s really important to me. So that’s my why and it is always in my eye.

  • Number two is pick your battle. Now, notice, I didn't say battles. I said battle.

  • So I want you to pick one thing and just stick with that.

  • The reason why is that we human beings have limited capacity when it comes to willpower and discipline.

  • In fact, studies show that doctors recommend you do not try to do something like quit smoking and quit sugar at the same time

  • or youre gonna fail at both. And I tend to agree.

  • So pick one thing and once you really make that a habit and you win that battle,

  • then you can add on something else.

  • Number three is schedule it. The late Stephen Covey said this and it is a major, major secret to consistency.

  • Don’t prioritize your schedule, schedule your priorities.

  • So this subtle distinction is so important. When youre trying to make something consistent in your life,

  • you want to really build your whole life around it rather than trying to fit it in.

  • You know, when it comes to MarieTV, the reason that this gets done so consistently

  • is that we schedule it and we build our entire year around it. So everybody who works on MarieTV,

  • we have these dates for the year, they are sacred, theyre non negotiable,

  • and this is gonna happen come hell or high water...

  • Number four is ignore your feelings. Now, this is probably the only time youre gonna ever hear me say this,

  • but when it comes to developing consistency it’s pretty darn important to ignore the voice in your head that says, “Wah, I don't feel like it.”

  • I mean, any time youre trying to be consistent at something worthwhile like working out or meditating or painting or whatever,

  • it’s guaranteed you're gonna hear that voice. “Wah, I don't feel like it.”

  • I mean, I hear that voice all the time. There are some days as much as I love what I do,

  • I don't feel like going to work. I don't feel like doing much of anything.

  • But I’ve trained myself to override that whole voice in my head because I know the power of consistency.

  • Now, if you've been consistent with something for a long time or youre just clear that

  • whatever youre up to youre just done with it, that is fine. You can totally pay attention to your feelings,

  • close that chapter, and move on. However, if you're still trying to develop consistency

  • and the deeper part of you knows you really do wanna keep going,

  • please for the love of all things holy, ignore your feelings. You can tell them, “Bye Felicia.”

  • Number five is catch that wagon. So don't have an all or nothing mindset.

  • Don't think that if you miss one day meditating or you miss one workout that youre a total failure.

  • When it comes to falling off the wagon, that’s fine and you probably will. We all do.

  • This is where I think youre getting tripped up though. I think youre spending so much time beating up on yourself that you fell off the wagon,

  • that the wagon is just leaving into the distance and youre not getting back on it.

  • So make sure you run and catch that wagon.

  • And if you need a little extra inspiration, remember this tweetable.

  • Success doesn't come from what you do occasionally. It comes from what you do consistently.

  • So there you have it, Kat, 5 secrets to be more consistently consistent.

  • And now I would love to hear from you. What’s been one idea or strategy that’s helped you become more consistent?

  • I wanna hear about what’s worked and what hasn’t.

  • Leave a comment below and let me know.

  • Now, as always, the best discussions happen after the episode over at MarieForleo.com,

  • so make sure you go there and leave a comment now.

  • Did you like this video? If so, subscribe to our channel and it would be fantastic if you shared this with your friends.

  • And if you want even more great resources to create a business and life that you love,

  • plus some personal insights from me that I only talk about in email,

  • come on over to MarieForleo.com and make sure you sign up for email updates.

  • Stay on your game and keep going for your dreams because the world needs that special gift that only you have.

  • Thank you so much for watching and I’ll catch you next time on MarieTV.

Hey, it’s Marie Forleo and you are watching MarieTV, the place to be to create a business and a life that you love so much.

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