How To Be More Consistent in a Chaotic World (10 Easy Tips)

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There’s a stark contrast between consistent people and those who struggle to focus on their important daily and weekly activities. The distinction boils down to behavior.

Consistent people consciously adopt certain habits and take specific actions that carry them to high productivity, success, and happiness no matter what they do.

So, if you’re striving to be a more consistent version of yourself for greater success and increased productivity, here are 10 tips to enhance consistency.

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1. Create A Vision Of Your Future Self

Being consistent is virtually impossible when you lack a clear vision of what you want out of life. A life vision helps you focus on what is important when distractions arise, and your focus is critical for creating consistency.

Develop your vision by asking yourself questions like…

  • What is important to me?
  • What is my highest level of education?
  • What kind of job will I have?
  • Where will I live?
  • With whom will I spend my time?
  • Will I have a family?
  • How much money do I need and want?
  • What kind of house will I live in?
  • What is my physical fitness level?
  • How long do I want to work?
  • What relationships are meaningful to me?

When creating your vision, think and dream big. Do not have limiting thoughts that restrict your vision of your best self.

Finally, make sure your vision is yours and no one else’s. It is okay to listen and learn from others. However, determine and cut out your unique path.

2. Adopt A Positive Attitude

Your consistency depends on developing and maintaining a positive attitude.

Stay upbeat and practice positive self-talk. Avoid negative thoughts because they often become self-fulfilling.

Yes, I know there are days when being positive is difficult. When that occurs, stand or sit up straight. Put a smile on your face and strive to dress and look your best.


You can control your physical actions more quickly than your mental ones. Often, your mind follows your physical behaviors.

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3. Set Goals

Setting daily and weekly goals is an essential element to being more consistent.

Short-term goals have a significant and immediate impact on one’s life. They keep you focused and provide direction for your daily activities.

Furthermore, look at your goals each day and ruthlessly rank your priorities. Focus on the most essential things first.

Give yourself a deadline for each goal. A clear timeline will help you stay consistent.

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4. Establish And Stick To A Daily Routine

Consistent people know the importance of daily routines. Start the day with a solid morning routine and transition to an effective work routine to maximize productivity.

Daily routines help create a positive flow and allow your best performance to shine. Of course, be mindful of each day and fine-tune your routines to meet your ever-changing needs.

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5. Take Action Without Regard To The Outcome

Act without fixating on results. Focus on the task and process, not the unknown future. Actions that align with your vision and goals promote consistency.

By embracing the process, you detach from stressing about the outcome. It’s about doing, not obsessing over what might be.

Finally, action eliminates overthinking and builds momentum. Thus, embrace the present action and let consistency evolve naturally. Relieve yourself from constant worry about the outcome.

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6. Accept And Embrace Obstacles

Welcome obstacles; do not resist them. Being consistent depends on you doing so.

Challenges are part of every meaningful success story. They distract, discourage, and become the enemy of consistent behaviors.

Instead of getting discouraged, see obstacles as opportunities to grow and nurture your self-discipline.

Learn to adapt and keep moving forward. Embracing obstacles shifts your thinking. Difficult times become stepping stones and opportunities to strengthen your resolve.

Most importantly, be kind to yourself when things go sideways. Small failures aren’t fatal. Keep your vision and goals firmly in mind, and consistency will follow.

7. Don’t Let Perfection Get In The Way Of Progress

In my youth, I was a perfectionist. While that sounds admirable, seeking perfection wasted a lot of my time.

Instead, I recommend you prioritize progress. Waiting for flawless conditions or pursuing the perfect result limits your consistency.

Small, imperfect steps beat perfection paralysis. Action propels you forward. Mistakes aren’t setbacks. They are a natural part of life.

Embrace progress. Foster consistency with continuous effort, not flawless execution. Thus, always keep moving toward your goal. Later, you can refine the results as you see fit.

8. Work Smarter, Not Harder

Consistency relies on working smart, not overworking yourself. Thus, value your time and never waste a minute.

Working too hard, too long, results in burnout. Therefore, you must work smart and be efficient.

I recommend my daily “work smart” formula. It’s simple, ask yourself two questions:

1) Am I working on the right things? and 2) Am I working on those things the right way?”

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9. Measure Your Progress And Correct Your Course As You Go

Regularly check your progress by measuring where you stand against the milestones and deadlines you set as part of your goals.

Adapt and adjust when you get off course or fall behind. Recalibrate along the way. Proper corrections enhance consistency.

Small, frequent checks keep you on track, and, most importantly, constant corrections keep you consistently moving forward.

10. Reflect And Journal

Take a moment each day to reflect and write in a journal. Doing so is one of the best daily habits to form.

Tracking your thoughts can be as simple as writing down one thing you did well and documenting one item or area from the day to improve.

Do this before you go to bed as part of your nighttime routine. The timing allows your mind to work while you sleep, thus creating a subconscious self-improvement zone while resting.

Finally, remember that productive routines, like nightly journaling, build consistency in your life.

Wrapping Up – Consistency Starts With You

When it comes to being more consistent in life, there aren’t any shortcuts or magic potions. Rather, there are simple character traits that you can adopt so you can be more consistent, too.

  1. Create a vision
  2. Practice positivity
  3. Set goals
  4. Establish daily routines
  5. Take action
  6. Embrace obstacles
  7. Avoid perfectionism
  8. Work smart
  9. Measure your progress
  10. Journal your thoughts

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Author Bio: Tom Scott founded the consulting and coaching firm Dividends Diversify, LLC. He leverages his expertise and decades of experience in goal setting, relocation assistance, and investing for long-term wealth to help clients reach their full potential.

10 Tips To Be More Consistent in a Chaotic World