When exercising regularly, it’s important to be consistent (Tye Carter – This is not your opportunity to talk about my exercise work ethic. I know I haven’t been faithfully working out, but I’m turning over a new leaf). Once you miss one day, it’s easy to miss another. Next thing you know, you’ve missed an entire month of the gym and you’ve paid for it (financially and physically). The same applies to learning a foreign language. Once you stop practicing, you’ll lose it. You must remain consistent.
If you ask Google about forming habits you’ll hear that it takes between 21 and 28 days. I don’t think there is any real evidence to support this. But I can assure you that it takes hard work and dedication to remain consistent in your endeavors. If you’re trying to break a bad habit, it’s going to take constant awareness and motivation (mixed in with some prayer..lol). To form a good habit, it’s going to take the same ingredients.
Whether you’re blogging, learning a language, exercising, or working on your relationship consistency is instrumental. In relationships, it builds trust. In exercise, it builds stamina and muscle. Are you getting the results you’re longing for? If not, maybe it’s time to check your consistency…
@ Neamo – Keep up the great work! Hard work pays off.
@ Kenneth – You’ve seen what a little hard work and consistency can do! You’re on your way.