The Secret to Success is Continuity. Developing consistency is one of the keys to success in any region. Consistency of ideas and actions. It’s one of this year’s most valuable lessons I’ve learned. You will find that if you apply the theory of consistency to your trading, it has the power to take you to the next level of success you are finding with your trading.
One of the main things I teach to all my students is continuity. For the next few months, determine what your priorities are and work diligently to achieve them. Do something to work towards your objectives EVERY day. You’re going to find that this builds a habit which really helps develop momentum.
Consistency applies to habits. The acts we take every day are formed by behaviours. Action leads to results.
Build a definite plan to carry out your desire and begin to bring this plan into motion at once, whether you are ready or not.
There is initially a lot of resistance when you first alter your actions, because your brain is not used to functioning in this new way. But over time, the pathways in your brain literally start to change as you continually reflect on the new actions. Over time, when the new behaviour becomes a routine that is carried out with very little thought or effort, the momentum becomes easier to sustain.
My free time is a lot more scarce with two young kids than it used to be. So in order to make the most of my free time and improve my effectiveness, I had to establish consistency in my acts. Some of the new habits I have developed have been:
Per day, I set aside some times to inspect the markets, and I would not inspect them beyond those hours. Absolutely nothing is learned from monitor watching, in my opinion.
Every week, I set aside those moments to spend writing blog posts.
I shifted it to Sunday night for my market update, as this is a night we are normally home. As these are now arranged in advance, it reduces tension in my house as my wife can prepare in advance around this.
I made sure that each day I did anything to create my website. Most of the time, I spent 20 minutes writing a blog post or responding to emails before I went to sleep. But I was doing something at least, and building the momentum.
So how are you able to apply this to your company?
Begin to work on your daily journal. To fill this in with all your weaknesses from the previous week, set aside 30 minutes per week. Write down how things have behaved and how they have influenced you AND your feelings.
Management of time is something I teach. To perform certain tasks related to your company, set aside certain times per day / week.
These are just a few suggestions, but I’m sure there are a few more you can think of. So, note the following, when you think about the targets you want to set in 2021.
By setting up one habit at a time, success is achieved.
Focus on quality first not outcomes. You will work on the efficacy of your intervention later.
Via consistent action, habits are established.
How to develop permanent habits with 0️⃣ willpower ?
Replacing poor habits with positive habits is the best way to achieve success.
Imagine a moment when someone you loved was upset by your actions. How did you feel about that? Did your stomach render you sick? Did you feel like you were less of an individual?
I wanted to throw up when I first confronted my demons and looked in the mirror at the person I’d become.
I’ve been hung over from life. The only way to get over it was by efficient planning and target setting to modify my attitude and sweat it out.
The key-word is effective. My first step was to make a plan of action. I managed to come across a few habits in the process that ensured success.
Those habits meant that I would continue to do them until they became habits. Not only did they drive me to accomplish my goals, they smashed them to smithereens.
1. Avoid Giant step at first(☝️)
I used to leap head into my targets first. I’m sure you were there, excited about jumping into the deep end of the pool, and inspired.
Temper your arousal. Channel in careful preparation and continuity the desires. Giant actions, at least not in the beginning, are not sustainable.
You need a base ten times larger with behaviours firmly in place ten times longer to achieve a point where you can 10X your acts. Begin little, in other words.
Huge work in fits and starts is even worse than smaller but more reliable chunks over the long haul. Smaller is better in the case of habits.
It’s not just a theory. In 52 weeks, I managed to lose 50 pounds and used a one-minute trick to build a miracle morning of my own. Since emerging from bankruptcy, I used the concept of putting aside funds for investments. It has been used by other individuals to construct empires.
Typically, habits take between three and four months to develop. Small acts are simpler to preserve. One push up a day for four months is easy to do. It’s much tougher to work out five days a week at the gym for two hours a day, starting from ground zero at the same time.
Since they start out too high, most individuals struggle. They visit a gym and work out five days a week for two hours a day which rapidly drops to four, then three, then zero.
Although I have no problem working long hours when I get in the zone, in the beginning, it’s best to start tiny.
You can lift the workload once you’ve developed the habits. But you risk needless failure if you press too much.
2. Chaning (⛓️)Habits
When developing habits, there’s another trick you can use. Do not let yourself off the hook if you run out of time. To keep your chain running, behave in the smallest way. To your subconscious, your chain is vital.
If writing a page daily is your small action to develop a habit and you’re at the end of a long hard day, write a single sentence. Heck, if your eyelids sound like lead balloons, even a few words do.
The argument is that you shape habits if you can keep the chain going long enough no matter how trivial or small. Willpower becomes redundant once you develop a habit.
Your brain desires productivity. This is huge energy sucking on the wealth of your body. The brain of your lizard powers instinctive behaviour, the same section of the brain that sends intoxicated people home.
They get forced into your lizard brain once you’ve developed the habits. Not doing such things is harder than doing them, and the mind is free to concentrate on more immediate issues.
The trick is to keep going with the chain of tiny acts and then…
3. Considering 3️⃣ acts at a time
Most of the time, we become what you think of, and that’s the weirdest secret.
Act on the base of your routine with three strong foundations. Choose no more than 3 acts at a time. A split house is going to collapse.
Function for two to four months on that routine. Avoid the temptation to add more than three new behaviours, no matter how tempted you are. It’ll create the desire. It will build in your mind a positive picture.
You keep your interest high by doing less than you would do but doing it regularly. You’re focusing on doing better. You imagine both the action that is needed and the end result. You become the end product of that.
4. Attaching (🖇️) new actions to old ones
Don’t wait. Only be selective. Be intentional. And so the patterns pile up. To become your perfect self, behaviours should be key. Do any fundamental preparation if you’re not sure what your perfect self looks like.
You can only stack a new habit on top of the old one when you’re sure you’ve developed a habit, and no sooner than two months.
The glue for new habits is old habits. Routines are superglue-like. Attach your new actions to an existing routine when you first start. The older it is the better.
5. Getting started early ( 🌄)
Typically, when you take action in the morning, you get the most successful results. And don’t let the word fool you in the morning. Your morning, whether it’s 6 AM or 6 PM, is when you wake up.
It’s like supergluing your acts to lifelong patterns to add new habits to your’ morning’ routine. This produces strong associations of mindset.
You also get the added bonus of being intentional at the start of your day. Efficient mornings affect your mood. For your remaining waking hours, they set the tone.
6. Monitoring ( 👩💻 )
How do you know the chain length? What about the amount of habits that you have piled up? If you keep track, you won’t know.
Using whatever procedure you want. It could be a physical diary, Google Docs, your personal blog, or Fitbit. But it’s like sucker-punching yourself every time you try to develop a new habit if you don’t chart your progress in any way.
7. Practicing ( 🔁 )
Habits are unlike most skills that require conscious practise. Habits are automatically created. But usually those are the behaviours you want to avoid.
Positive, productive behaviours require deliberate contemplation. Otherwise you’ll get in the habit of ineffectively doing it.
The good news is that they need less attention once they’re created. But still, watch them so you can change your course when you hit a speed bump.
By thinking daily, weekly and monthly about your growth, the way to focus on your habits is. Have you got them done? Have you been intentional? Did you offer the effort and the attention required? Have you noticed flaws or failures and various methods to fix them?
It doesn’t take more than a couple of minutes per night, but you have to think. Otherwise you’ll risk developing an ineffective habit for a lifetime.
8. Maintaining journals ( 📒)
Scientific research indicates that with transparency, you are more likely to accomplish your objectives.
Journals are the accountability partner for a busy guy. In a pinch, they’ll do it. If you make them public, they’ll be better. But with individuals you know and trust, the best accountability partners are.
Mentors, mentors, and even help groups on Facebook can be productive at keeping you on track.
Don’t turn your sessions of transparency into storey time. Use them as truthful reflections of the method, instead. To prevent traps, use them as opportunities to find alternatives to challenges and maps.
I just gave you a roadmap for the development of permanent, productive habits. Are you going to stick it in a drawer and forget? Or are you going to use it to direct the life you want to live and supercharge it? Comment below