By Aaron Guyett
I wake up late, shower, get dressed, grab coffee, and go to work, feeling really off-rhythm and anxious all day long, and I thought I accepted the fact that I woke up late on my drive in to work.
I wasn’t even late for work.
I was on time.
It isn’t until three o’clock that I realized I did not do three things in my daily schedule.
I usually workout in the morning at my local adventure playground, and then I get dressed, grab coffee, and go to work.
However, during my drive I listen to a daily devotional called, “Pray-As-You-Go,” and when I sit in the parking lot, I review my daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly goals.
I then say out loud some daily affirmations and prayers I wrote down at the beginning of the year to help energize me for what opportunities are in store for me that particular day.
“Consistency theories all are based on the assumption that human beings have a strong psychological need for consistency. This is often referred to as a need to maintain cognitive balance.”
According to Tubbs, my cognitive balance can be thrown off without regular rhythms that keep our psyche focused or sane.
Our choices have a lot to do with this consistency theory, and we can use them to our advantage if we want to harness small and even large successes.
Make a choice right now to write down some daily rhythms that will help build consistency toward your goals instead of having chaos and the unknown steal your success.
 Stewart L. Tubbs, Systems Approach to Small Group Interaction, Boston, MA: McGraw Hill, 2011, p. 103.
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