The initial stages of learning come easily. However, as time goes on, you start to lose the same zeal or interest you had initially. This gets in the way of learning and most people drop the hobby midway.
The more consistent you’re the better you learn new skills and the more successful you become. Your life becomes much better as you start making more money and the entirety of your life takes a favorable turn. Consistency is a highly profitable skill to have even when applied to a hobby.
So, in this article, we will provide you with five ways on how to be consistent with your hobby.
Make Your Study Space Convenient For Learning
Your environment contributes either positively or negatively when learning any skill. If you allow distractions like Video Games in your learning space, you will be distracted and end up playing games instead of focusing on your studies. On the other hand, eliminating such distractions and rather opting for your learning essentials such as a Guitar or a book will instantly make it easier to focus on what you want to make consistent progress on.
This concept is a key part of every successful YouTuber, Businessman, and even First-Class college student. They structure their learning environment to make it convenient for highly focused study.
To concretize this concept, clear your desk of any interferences to your learning. Place only what you need and you will be amazed at how well you will focus.
Set a well-focused goal
Most people jump into learning without having an idea of what they’re going into. Without a clear view of what you’re learning, no progress can be made. You will not stick with the skill over a long period of time.
Therefore, you need to set clear goals for yourself when learning any hobby or skill. Ask yourself specific questions; What tasks do you need to perform when learning this skill? Should I break down my goals into smaller chunks? and why am setting these goals in the first place? Answers to those questions will guide you through what follows.
Set goals that are:
- Break down the goals you need to achieve
- Clarify for yourself the definition of consistency.
Focus on long-term Results
Disregard short-term wins and focus on long-term results. Having that mindset will glue you to your hobby until you see real positive differences in skill. For instance, when learning a language like English, you can hope to learn all the rules or principles in 6 months. it’s a long-term haul and will require you to break down the skills and practice each concept as succinctly as possible until you master them.
Proficiency in speaking the language emerges not in a short time frame but at a later date.
Set a Plan for yourself
The better you organize your day-to-day sessions, the more consistent you become. It eliminates confusion because it keeps you focused on a core task until it’s done. However, without a plan, your mind will be clouded with no aim in mind.
For example, if you are writing a paper of any kind, following the writing process and planning your ideas accordingly will help you stay clear on the tasks until the entire paper is done. Without one, all your ideas will be disorganized and you will give up along the way.
Track Your Progress
Always have your progress at the forefront of your mind. As the popular saying goes, what gets measured gets improved. And the more you improve, the more glued you’re to those skills.
As you monitor and measure your progress, it reminds you of which skills need more understanding and which you are exponentially progressing at. It keeps you mentally engaged and consistent with your hobby.
To effectively track your progress:
- Clarify which tasks need to be performed
- How much time do you need for each task and
- The deadline for each task
In doing so, you can measure how much time was allocated to each sub-skill and whether you managed to complete all of them.
No matter where you’re in the learning of any hobby or skill, these simple but powerful techniques will help you have constant learning progress and ultimately master any skill you aspire to learn.
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