Why Consistency is Key to Your Success

Starting-A-Business
Starting-A-Business

“In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.” [Tony Robbins]

Consistency is crucial to your success. It’s the difference between failure and success.

Here’s a hard truth – you may have the best ideas, the best strategies, the best plans but without consistency they mean nothing.

Zilch.

There’s no point in starting something if you’re not consistent and you falter before the finishing line. It’s self sabotage.

The people who make it to the top  are the ones with good habits,  who get up every day and do what has to be done, properly and carefully, who keep working at mastering new skills – and here’s another key – whether they feel like it or not!

Ashton Kutcher hit the nail on the head when he said that ‘Opportunity looks a lot like hard work.’  And so does success. It’s about making a conscious decision to work for your dreams, creating opportunities for success,  day in & day out.

Truth is I wish someone had sat me down and told me this back in the day – there would have been many different outcomes in my life.

Consistency builds your reputation

How many people do you know, either socially or professionally, that you think are flaky or unreliable because you don’t know whether they will come through? How often does this kind of behaviour really vex you?

Consistency positions you professionally

If you repeatedly show up, always doing the best you can, people start to notice you and respect you. This is especially true in social media where it takes a long time to build a presence and get noticed.

Consistency allows you to take stock

When you implement a new routine or plan and you stick with it you can reliably measure your progress after a few months and see how it’s shaping up. You can make informed decisions about what to do next because you have accurate data.

Some tips on being consistent

Think long term – consistency is not about speed and how fast you can accomplish something – it’s about longevity.

Basically, consistency is about thinking in the long term and creating your life so that it will be sustainable and successful years ahead. It’s about building your life the way you want it to be five, ten, twenty or more years from now. Every day you  add another brick.

1) Think of consistency as a journey rather than a quick fix solution. Rome wasnt built in a day :)

2) Plan ahead & know what you’re aiming to achieve.

3) Keep your goals in mind and keep reminding yourself of the benefits of achieving your goals – really see them in your mind’s eye as that is very motivating and encouraging.

4) Remember that you don’t have to do everything every day – some tasks/actions can be done daily, others two or three times a week or twice a month and so on.

5) Fix times to certain actions – we are creatures of habit and routine and after a while you will find that you are automatically performing actions without even thinking about them.

6) If you let something slip – forgive yourself and get back into routine.

7) Find an accountability partner.  You need someone who is both supportive and willing to call you out if needed. If you don’t have someone, think about hiring a life coach for a couple of hours each month.

8)  Remind yourself how pleased you will be in the future when you reap the rewards of being consistent.

9) And don’t forget to celebrate along the way! Give yourself little treats.

Finally, I am by nature a ‘starter’ and not a ‘finisher’. I used to be great at starting new projects & routines and dropping them after a while. Then I’d wonder why things stayed more or less the same.  Then I got into coaching and realised the benefits of being consistent.

I have grown to appreciate and love consistency as key to my overall success in both my personal and business life.

I hope you do too! :)

Do get in touch if you have any questions or comments or you’d like me to be your accountability partner : [email protected]

Share small business news, blogs and social media tips with Project Eve’s community of small business owners and entrepreneurs today. Our contributors come from a wide range of backgrounds; so whether you are a small business owner, social media strategist, financial adviser, serial entrepreneur, or write an amateur blog we urge you to contribute a blog to our 500,000+ community today. For more information, please refer to our Content Submissions Guidelines.

Add a Blog

26 COMMENTS

  1. 350157 510396Cheapest player speeches and toasts, or maybe toasts. continue to be brought about real estate . during evening reception tend to be likely to just be comic, witty and therefore instructive as nicely. finest man speeches free 90167

  2. 563021 285019If your real buddies know you as your nickname, use that nickname as your first name online. When you initial friend someone, focus on creating a personal comment that weaves connection. 144151

  3. 538055 573849There couple of fascinating points at some point in this posting but I dont determine if these individuals center to heart. There is some validity but Let me take hold opinion until I check into it further. Wonderful write-up , thanks and then we want far more! Combined with FeedBurner in addition 308699

  4. 191415 862060Superb post but I was wanting to know in the event you could write a litte far more on this subject? Id be extremely thankful if you could elaborate just a little bit much more. Thanks! 644537

  5. 352356 574901Extremely greatest man toasts, nicely toasts. is directed building your personal by way of the wedding celebration as a result are supposed to try to be witty, amusing and consequently unusual as well as. very best mans speech 173457

  6. 167707 240233I really like the look of your site. I lately built mine and I was looking for some design ideas and you gave me a couple of. May I ask you whether you developed the internet site by youself? 435986

  7. 119849 904536bless you with regard towards the specific blog post ive actually been looking regarding this kind of info on the internet for sum time appropriate now as a result cheers 194420

  8. 464027 911605Normally I do not read write-up on blogs, but I wish to say that this write-up quite forced me to try and do so! Your writing style has been surprised me. Thanks, quite nice write-up. 767251

  9. 395359 609918Most reliable human being messages, nicely toasts. are already provided gradually during the entire wedding celebration and therefore are anticipated to be really laid back, humorous and as properly as new all at once. greatest man speech 572408

  10. Another thing I have noticed is that often for many people, poor credit is the result of circumstances further than their control. Such as they may be really saddled having an illness so they really have more bills going to collections. It may be due to a job loss and the inability to do the job. Sometimes divorce process can really send the financial circumstances in the undesired direction. Thanks sharing your opinions on this blog.

  11. I got this site from my friend who told me on the topic of this web site and at the moment this time I am browsing this site and reading very informative content here.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here