If you’ve been keeping up with this transformation blog series, by now you’ve written your vision statement, charted a specific path to your transformation, and begun to break the patterns that are not serving your journey to fulfillment. Congratulations on your progress! Now its time to focus on consistent action towards your goals.
Keeping your behavior consistent with your vision is a daily effort which must be tracked if you’re going to truly transform your life. Tracking helps you stay in touch with your goals and focused on your progress, as well as identify obstacles and avoid missteps.
A few easy ways to track your consistency is to start a written journal or find an app or online tool to track your goals and progress as well as your feelings. Behold your journal as the calm place you go to reflect on your journey, where you can be open and honest with yourself in the privacy of your thoughts.
No matter whether you’re venting frustrations or basking in the glow of a triumph, write it down! Did you achieve a milestone or overcome a desire to retreat to an old habit? How did it feel? Did you have a moment of weakness that needs to be sorted out? Open a dialogue with yourself, removed from the judgement of the outside world.
Don’t forget to write down your specific results. How much do you weigh today? How long has it been since your last cigarette? How much money is in your savings account? How many days consistent are you on your action plan? What benefits have you started to notice?
You will find that consistent journaling during your transformation will yield positive, unexpected results. You will become more in touch with yourself, your progress, how you truly feel, and what is holding you back. You will begin to have a greater understanding of your patterns and why you do the things you do. As time goes on, you’ll be able to reflect more on your journey, and it will become a running history of your pivot, how you transformed from your old self to your new self.