Whether your goal is fat loss, getting stronger, fitness, overall health-related, or (your goal here) the evidence is clear – consistency is key to making progress in all areas of our lives.

However, finding that consistency seems to be where we struggle the most – because, life.

Having the goal is often the easy part.

Figuring out how to get there – in a world full of distractions and competing priorities – not so much.

I decided to get some insight from a few people I’ve noticed to be consistency ninjas. Those who seem to have the ability to keep showing up no matter what life throws their way.

Do you have to do exactly what they do to succeed? No.

But you CAN gain some perspective on how others manage obstacles and see what tiny part you might want to apply to your situation.

I’m considering doing a series on my findings. If you want to see more, give this post a like or comment below.

For now, here’s one main take-a-way:

Make the goal something you can FEEL.

After you’ve identified the desired outcome (I want to be leaner, stronger, more fit…), identify the big “WHY” behind it. Your “why” cuts to the core of your motivations and the deepest reasons for wanting what you want.

It turns:

“I want to lose weight” into “I want to feel better in my skin”.


“I want to be fit” into “I want to feel like I can keep up with my kids”

We usually aren’t JUST looking for smaller a pant size or lifting the most weight. We usually want to FEEL a certain way at the end of the process.

More confident. More assertive. More in control.

THAT’S what’s fundamentally important and what the enduring motivation will be, through the most difficult obstacles and resistance.

Pant size and weight lifted can still be important pieces. They’re a way to measure a journey towards confidence and a sense of control.

So, when you think about your goal(s) consider asking yourself:

•             What really matters to me?

•             What kind of person do I want to be?

•             What do I want to feel?

NOW you have something more solid to anchor to when life happens.