I struggle with need of gratification and therefore with consistency. They go hand in hand for me. Let me explain.
I start something , follow it for few days and then give in.
I have started counselling courses with Udemy and want to become a counsellor. I have been enrolled in this course for over two months, but I haven’t managed to complete even 15% of the course. The reason lack of consistency and urge for instant gratification.
I make a schedule for my day and there are probably few days in a week I follow the schedule but then there are days there is urge of surfing Youtube. Once you start doing that you never know how time flies, as there is always something interesting to watch next. If its not youtube then there are phone calls from friends, WhatsApp messages, social media.If I could delay this urge of gratification of net surfing, I would have completed the course by now.
Another good example will be my zillion weight loss efforts. They go really well and derail on weekend as there is always something nice to eat around or there is some social event and I just give in to my urge of gratification.
If I can delay this urge for gratification the consistency will kick in and so will results. This is definitely a struggle though.