The famous author Darren who wrote the book 'The compound effect' proposes a life model where consistency is one of the keys to achieve our life goal:
Your Choices (decisions) + Behavior (action) + Habit (repeated action) + Compound Effect (Time) = Goals.”
I believe that chances we can agree easily on the formula but it seems not that easy to practice it, to stay consistent.
To stay consistent either in going to the gym or practice speaking every day, we need to:
- Regularly emotionally connect with our goal. If you want to be a better speaker, you need to find a reason why do you want to do it, maybe you want to inspire people, maybe you want to be a better teacher. You need to make the reason clear and emotionally connect with that. You want to wake up everyday to visualize you stay persistent then improve your speaking ability then be a better speaker or teacher. You can even see the audiences enjoy listening to you. When you are emotionally connect with that, you brain will activate your body to take action.
- Use block time. Each 50 minutes, you just focus on one task then take a break about 3 to 5 minutes. By doing it, your brain is refreshed and you don't feel burned out that you can be more persistent.
- Creating the triggers such as your alarms or some notes that remind you to stay consistent
- Give yourself credit for each small win so you accumulate the momentum to stay persistent
- Creating an accountable environment to keep you consistent, for example joining a group of people who have similar goals as you
We have a CSpeaking gym happening every Tuesday to help you stay consistent in the journey of speaking.