How to be More Consistent| Written By: Nikki Novo
Hey, my friend. Do you ever wonder why we get so stoked and inspired by an idea, take a few steps, and quickly fall into a hole of doubt? I know I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about it!
Remaining consistent has been one of my greatest challenges for so many years. And sure, I can sit here and tell you how I can blame it on my upbringing, but that’s just not really fair.
The reason we’re afraid of sticking to things is because we don’t really believe what we’re working towards is actually going to work. After a few weeks of working on that new project, new healthy lifestyle, or even new relationship, we begin to doubt ourselves. We look back at those first few days of inspiration — the thing that actually pushed us to take the leap — and somehow, it all feels fake. We begin to question if what we felt, which at the time felt so clear and easy, was even real. And that, my friend, is when we hit the breaks.
We stop being consistent at the first sign of self-doubt. Sucks, right? Because self-doubt feels so real. It’s hard to talk ourselves out of believing in the self-doubt. But remember, we have two choices: to believe the inspiration or believe the self-doubt. Logically, which one sounds like the better choice?
Obviously, following inspiration. So how do we follow inspiration? We do that by preparing ourselves. That means, making a plan, surrounding ourselves with the right people and circumstances, and filling our mind with the right thoughts — even if we don’t believe those thoughts at first.
In the video below, I go deeper into the topic. This is a video from my Facebook Live sessions, which happen Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m. EST on my Facebook page. I would love for you to join me next time. I’ll answer your questions.
Alright, my little seeker. You inspire with your courage. Keep going.
Nikki Novo is a Cuban-American author, motivational speaker, life coach, medium, and energy healer.
A certified hypnotherapist with the International Association of Counselors and Therapists, ThetaHealer(r) and Reiki healer, Nikki is the author of “Will I be Alone Forever? …And Other Dating Questions You Wish a Psychic Would Answer.” She has taught at The Standard Spa, Miami Beach and Soho Beach House. She has also been commissioned to speak by organizations like Levo League, Fordham University, Florida International University, Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Baptist Health, Femfessionals, and Latinas Bloggers Connect.
Previous to becoming an activist for authentic living, Nikki was the Miami editor for Refinery29, an editor for DailyCandy, and the associate editor at Miami magazine. Her work has been seen in Allure magazine, Town & Country, the Huffington Post, DailyWorth, MSN.com, Zagat.com, and others. She also spent time in the publicity department of Lionsgate and Fox Searchlight in Los Angeles.
As an expert in purposeful living, Nikki has been featured in Marie Claire, NBC, MSN.com, Telemundo, Babble.com, Arizona Latinos, Miami New Times, and Aventura Magazine. She also held relationship columns with eHarmony.com, the Huffington Post, Miami New Times, and Disney.com.
Nikki is a work-at-home entrepreneur and mom. She is a tribe member of her family consisting of her husband, tween-in-training daughter, toddler boy, and three-pound Yorkie – who is also her desk mate. http://www.nikkinovo.com