If you had to use one word to describe the behavior of someone that experiences success and wellbeing in life, consistency might be the one.
Below is a passage from a Fearless Motivation podcast that speaks on the importance of being consistent in life:
“Just like anything in life, if you don’t work on it consistently, chances are you will never have it. And if you do have it, one day you will lose it.
If you aren’t consistent with your diet or workout routine, you will lose any good health and physique you have. If you aren’t consistent in relationships, chances are you’ll have problems. The same thing is true in business and entrepreneurship.
If your message and action isn’t consistent, if your work ethic and output isn’t consistent, how do you expect to have consistent growth and success?”
It takes action. It takes consistency.
In order to live a fulfilling life, you must be willing to put forth consistent effort every day to make it happen. It can be something as simple as making one healthy meal, or something as challenging as losing 25 pounds.
Every choice you make needs to be backed by consistent action in creating its reality.
When you decide what kind of person you want to be and establish your purpose, the next step is consistency.
Think about it – it’s easy to sit there and think out loud about the things you want to do and the way you want to act. You might even start to incorporate a few of these things into your lifestyle and enjoy the results.
But the key is consistency. If you don’t maximize the opportunity and fully untap the potential, it will lose steam.
If you meditate once or twice a week, you might notice it helps you in that moment or for that day. If you meditate daily, the positive impact can multiply into every day.
The same goes for eating healthy a couple days instead of nearly every day. Or working out once a week instead of multiple times. Or even reading self-development material sparingly rather than daily.
Not only will you see better results, but it will produce a more lasting impact. It will make you less likely to stop what you started in the first place.
Consistency isn’t easy. But it’s worth it. It’s what separates average from elite. It’s what produces the elite results that will fully enhance your life.
It also goes deeper than just ideas that support your health and wellness. Consistency is needed at your job. It’s needed at school for your education. It’s needed with your relationships in life, with yourself and with others.
Whatever you decide to do, be consistent throughout it. Nothing is more powerful than decisiveness and consistency. If you’re decisive in what you want and consistent in making it happen, success is imminent.
There is a saying that reads, “If you are persistent, you will get it. If you are consistent, you will keep it.”
In any pursuit, look to this as a rule of thumb. Be persistent in the way you go about capturing what you want. Be consistent in your persistence. And once you get what you want, be consistent in maintaining it so you don’t lose it.
Once you establish a sense of consistency, habits will be formed and integrated into a routine. This allows you to have a much easier time being consistent because it will come naturally. It will be second nature.
In addition, once you’re able to realize the benefits of consistency, it will change your overall perception. You will be consistent with everything, such as the things you tell people, the way you react to adversity and your methods for completing work projects. Your process in these events will be stabilized and simplified. Your effort will be consistent.
This will change your life for the better.
The Wrap Up
It may seem like common sense to be consistent, but it’s a concept that not enough people live by.
Why go through the work of achieving things if you aren’t willing to be consistent about maintaining them? It defeats the purpose.
If you aren’t willing to be consistent about something, it might be a wake up call that you don’t want it as much as you initially thought.
On the contrary, being able to maintain action will keep you grounded and define your purpose, giving it infinite life.
Next time you lock in on a certain goal, remember to be consistent throughout the entire process. Before, during and after. If you’re able to do so, you will remain successful in all stages of the journey.
“Consistent action creates consistent results.”