Every year there is a dash to create new year resolutions with everyone hoping for a better new year. How many people stick to their resolutions faithfully? Your guess is as good as mine. In short, setting a goal is super easy. You sit down note down whatever you would want to achieve. The hard part is actualizing the goal or sticking to it.
This means giving your best to accomplish a set goal. This typically involves making sacrifices and leaving out certain things that may be a distraction keeping you away from reaching your target.
Dedication requires one to be disciplined. This is because, without discipline, you will be easily swayed and convinced to do things that are likely to steer you off course. A good example is someone who has set one of their new year goals as losing weight. The individual probably wants to weigh 20 kgs less by a specified period. However, because they love chocolate and grilled meat, they get tempted and overindulge. Such an individual is unlikely to reach their goal unless they can be disciplined.
Focus means having your attention on the goal that needs to be attained and not getting swayed or distracted by anything or anyone. If you have signed up for a gym membership, then make sure you go there and make use of your time there to achieve your weight loss target. Going to the gym to have a small talk for half the time you are there shows a person who is not focused.
Whatever it is that you set out to achieve, stick to it from day one until you get it. Do not start something, then half leave it to start something else because you came across someone who is doing it well. Stick to your goal and only abandon it once you have succeeded or if it is untenable for one reason or another.
The third thing that is critical for anyone who wants to succeed at something is consistency. According to psychologists, to form a habit, one needs to do something consistently for at least 21 days. This is to say that if you want to wake up at 5 am every single day, then do it for 21 days without a miss, and then after that, it will be a habit, and you won't need your alarm clock.
If you want to get abs, then you have to be consistent with the kind of exercises you do so that you reach your target. In short consistency makes your body adapt to certain standards at a given period.