Oh consistency, the mother of success…. or is that always the case?
Being consistent is something I tried to drill into my personal training clients and something I try to instill into my team. Small actions done day after day can breed huge results. This is what we call the Slight Edge. If you haven’t read or listened to that book, do yourself a favor and go get it now! Really, get it now. Click on the book below for the best pricing!
Think about your consistent actions for a minute. Are you consistently productive? Are you consistently making excuses? Are you consistently trying to grow and become a better person? Are you consistently blaming and pointing fingers?
Your consistent actions, whether positive or negative, are going to breed consistent results that correlate. If I am consistently blaming other people for my business not growing, I am going to have consistent problems growing my business. Why? Because I’m not focusing on what I need to do to fix the problems. I’m stuck in the endless cycle of blame, and going nowhere fast. The following quote explains it best…
“Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago.”
― Bernard Berenson
On the other end of the spectrum. if I am consistently exercising and eating healthy, I am going to see consistent results. If I am consistently doing at least one or two things a day to benefit my business or spread the word, it will consistently grow. If I consistently show my husband and children how much I love them, I am going to consistently have a happier home. Did you know consistency builds trust? On the other hand, a lack of consistency creates an environment where people can’t trust what you say or what you do.
“It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives. It’s what we do consistently.”
― Anthony Robbins
Challenge: Tuning in is important. Most of us just float around, not really aware of our actions or completely focused. Write down where you have been consistent and where you have been inconsistent (good and bad). Identifying it is half the battle. Once you’ve identified it and become aware of it, it’s no longer an option to claim ignorance. Once you’ve identified it, you can change it!
Cheers to you – Healthy Mom!