Being consistent means matching vision with discipline. Being consistent entails a strong grasp and full outlook of the big picture while working on the tasks at hand to accomplish the small goals. When you’re consistent, you train your mind to not only get used to what you’re doing but also to feel a sense of accomplishment every time you maintain the streak of doing good habits and fulfilling your promises. When we do something regularly, we build stronger morale within ourselves because we’d want to do better and quicker at our work. Not only do we cultivate momentum but also pure optimistic energy that contributes greatly to the speed and direction towards our ambitions.
Keeping your goals strictly confidential to yourself or within the bounds of your most trusted few is a smart move everybody should follow. Given the fact that your goals are closely tied with your identity, it’s best to keep it to yourself until the right time comes. A lot of people overshare their goals with strangers or to those whom they want to impress for whatever reasons and it puts them to more harm.
What happens is they prioritize their hunger for self-recognition more than the act of making that goal more than just a dream. This means that by proclaiming your ambitions, the mind would think you’ve already accomplished your goal because it prefers the good hormones that come out of it than having to work extremely hard (even when that’s what you’re supposed to do).
Losing motivation doesn’t happen in a swift snap of a finger; it’s a slow, draining process that makes you feel guilty for having not accomplished anything in a day. You feel unproductive and hate yourself for it but you’re not doing anything to get back on track. It can happen most times when you don’t have the passion for doing your job or when everything feels like a daunting obligation. But it can also happen even when you like what you’re doing, and that’s the worst feeling. It’s not the same with completely losing your passion for something, but it surely makes you feel that way sometimes.
Negative thoughts come from a place of self-pity and insecurity inside us, because who wants to be remembered as someone who failed right? Nobody would want that, especially in your twenties. We’re pressured to excel and never to fail because if you will, you’re branded as a failure for life. When making choices, we’re taught to always choose the least dangerous one, the least risky one, or the choice that so far guarantees our desired results.
We all meet people for a reason. Whether they’re a blessing or a curse depends on how quickly we realize their true intention or how gravely their impact on our lives. No matter how many times we avoid being in any way affiliated with people whom we know are not good for us, life will interfere and ruin all our efforts. There will always be a reason why you had to meet an asshole and probably be really good friends with him or why you had to lose the only best friend you had after graduating high school.