Jay Shetty talks about the 3 Cs of changing you life. If you want to really make positive strides, you need to consider all 3 - Coaching, community, and consistency.
First, coaching. The role of a coach is to provide instruction that improves your performance. It usually comes from a place of experience or level of understanding that is more comprehensive than your own. The reason this is important is because it provides a blueprint and targeted action steps that help point you in the right direction. This doesn’t necessarily mean you need to pay someone to induce a positive change, but you do need to identify an individual whose example you can learn from.
Next is community. You're probably familiar with the idea that you’re the combination of the 5 people you spend the most time with. If that’s the case, then you simply are mirroring the behavior of the people around you. If you want to create change in your life, simply change the people you surround yourself with and the things that influence you will be more aligned with the behaviors of those people.
And last is consistency. This is the heart of positive change. You must be dedicated and accountable to taking action in order to make progress in a significant way. The results of your actions compound over time and begin creating larger results from the same input. Consistency is very difficult, especially for positive behaviors that provide delayed gratification, but it’s important to invest in being consistent up front to get the ultimate payoff you desire in the future.
If you’re serious about growing in a certain way you need to be intentional about incorporating all three of these elements - Coaching, community, and consistency.