Actually doing what you want to do isn’t always easy.
It’s even more challenging to do things you don’t want to do.
This makes consistency damned near impossible sometimes.
Sure, we might be able to do the hard thing for a week or so.
We start making some positive changes in our life.
Going to the gym.
Getting some rest.
But then our momentum fades.
We see the value in going to the gym.
But we go to happy hour instead.
We see the value in preparing a nutritious meal at home.
But we GrubHub instead.
We see the value in going to bed early.
But we Netflix instead.
We understand that our inconsistency isn’t helping us.
But we just aren’t doing what we need to do.
We aren’t putting in the work.
We aren’t taking action.
We aren’t disciplined.
And we beat ourselves up for it.
We feel as though we’re broken.
We feel as though we’re a failure.
Because we’re not disciplined.
We get discouraged to the point that we just give up.
Why even try if we know we’re not disciplined?
That’s not how discipline works.
It’s not some inherent trait.
It’s not genetic.
You aren’t doomed to a life of inconsistency.
This isn’t something you can’t work on.
Discipline is learned.
It’s not something you can just do or be.
It takes practice, patience, and persistence.
At first, you will suck at it.
You won’t be consistent.
You’ll struggle to do the work.
But if you keep showing up.
If you forgive yourself.
You’ll get better.
It will take time.
It will take work.
You will have off days.
You will have a hard time.
It will be worth it.
You’ve got this.