Being CONSISTENT in any of our endeavors is important if we want to see results, reach our goals and feel a sense of fulfillment and accomplishment.
Years ago when I went through my ministerial training, I was asked to choose three words to work with and one of them was CONSISTENCY. Funny enough, I still work on it. And I've gotten really good at it, finally. Still a work in progress of course.
Some of the areas where I am consistent now vs. in the past is journaling daily, having my daily devotional time, exercising more "consistently", and making healthier food choices. I need to work on being more consistent observing my thoughts and feelings.....the old thought patterns are quite challenging to let go of.
Today's A Course in Miracles lesson for me is titled: "I am affected only by my thoughts." Ironically, I had to think about that and see it as a loving reminder that I have the power to choose what I hold in my mind, consistently. I have the power to choose how I think of and perceive myself, others and circumstances so that my experience is a happy one. Yes, we really are that powerful.
So, I am CONSISTENTLY practicing awareness of my thoughts and changing these for happier, truthful ones. Feeling good follows. And self-trust grows!