I am Dr. Hassan, a Board-Certified Physiatrist and Independent Practice Owner. I help physiatrists start and grow their own profitable practices so they can achieve financial independence and live without limits.
Humans are naturally lazy. It’s the way we were made. Surviving, merely existing, has been relatively easy for only a thin slice of human history. Living was difficult for people for about 99.9% of our history. We’ve gotten lazy because most of us find it easy to keep food in our bellies and a roof over our heads.
Laziness can be harmful if you want success and happiness in your life. It appeals to instant gratification right now, which sometimes comes at the cost of long-term health, wellness, and prosperity.
Then there’s the fact that the human body will strive to do more of whatever it is used to doing. If a lazy person puts off drawing up a budget and saving money because it’s easier to ignore it, that lazy approach gains more power. The human body and mind will naturally and automatically attempt to do more of what it has been doing, which can be harmful.
It can also be wondrous. Instead of routinely training yourself for negative outcomes, create positive habits instead. Then, be consistent.
What Does Consistency Mean?
Consistency is predictable. You know what to expect. You may have a friend who almost always has a smile on their face and something positive to say. It throws you for a loop when you see that person frowning and being negative. They aren’t acting in a way that aligns with their normal behavior.
Consistency in your daily routine makes the outcome predictable. When you find behaviors or actions that produce a positive result, repeat them. Make them routine. Add them to your schedule. Routines are easy-to-follow procedures or step-by-step processes. They require you to plan them and take action.
Over time, those conscious actions become unconscious habits. Then, consistently repeating these routines helps you continually produce that positive result over and over again. You don’t have to put any thought into the process.
Incidentally, consistency can harm you as well as help you. If you consistently decide to take a day off and skip your routine, that can become a bad habit. Before you know it, you are habitually avoiding a healthy routine. This becomes your new habit, and any productivity or success you enjoy can disappear.
To be more consistent, develop daily routines. Make them predictable in any way you can, practicing them at the same time each day, in the same environment, with the same people, and in the same way. Those small consistencies can quickly turn a routine into an unconscious habit that produces positive results and success.
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