Consistency is an easy concept to for us to explain. When someone is consistent they act in the same way each time. Or they do the same things over a period of time. It’s easy to create your own story around what it is to be consistent.
Where the difficulty starts is when we stop talking about what consistency is and try to build consistency into efforts that are important to us. For example, I can walk on the treadmill for 5 straight days but have yet to be able to say that I have done this every day for the last 5 weeks.
We get so distracted that consistency seems more of a dream then an achievable reality. Consistency’s cousins are discipline and endurance. They are interwoven in that you need to develop personal discipline to help become more consistent. Endurance is built when we can consistently do things even though we don’t see the positive impact immediately.
Where consistency can lead us to trouble is when our consistent efforts miss the mark as to what is needed at a specific moment. For example, I might consistently read industry news to stay up to date in my business when I should be on the street trying to sell the next new customer.
Take one thing in your life to be more consistent with. It could be something as simple as making your bed every morning before you leave for work. It could be something as difficult as controlling your anger the next time you feel stressed with your job.
Once you have some practice becoming more consistent then evolve into consistently using your strengths to begin to make a stronger impact on your life’s journey. Your confidence will begin to grow and you will begin to more predictably make things happen.