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It’s Good To Be Consistent (?)

“It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives. It’s what we do consistently.” ~ Anthony Robbins


Consistency is key. Consistency is the secret sauce. No consistency, no success. These are just a few of the many sayings emphasizing the importance of consistency & the role it plays in reaching our goals. As a whole, we are led to believe it’s good to be consistent. But if you take a deeper look, there can be numerous drawbacks to being consistent. Displaying consistently negative behavior can lead to undesirable results. There will be times when change is necessary. There will be situations where consistency could lead to your downfall.


“Consistency compounds.” ~ Melvin Maxwell


Being consistent can play a critical role in reaching certain outcomes. What you must always keep in mind is your desired outcome. Consistency has a compounding effect, for the more you practice it the stronger the results. This can be both a good & bad thing…depending on what you’re trying to achieve. If it’s career success you seek, consistently showing up to work on time & producing a quality product day in & out will prove beneficial. Being consistently late…or not showing up at all…and missing deadlines will not lead to a successful outcome. If it’s love you seek, consistently making them a priority will bode well. Constant communication, sharing quality time, affection, and loving words will send all the right messages. On the contrary, ignoring the person & treating them as if they don’t matter will lead to their dissatisfaction…and their departure. If your goal is to lose weight, combining exercise with a healthy diet on a consistent basis will play a major role in reaching your fitness goals. But if you’re consistently overeating & voluntarily limiting your own mobility, healthy weight loss may elude you. Again, it comes down to your desired outcomes. Consistency won’t always work in your favor.


“If the currency is anything other than time and consistency, trust will never be earned.” ~ Craig D. Lounsbrough


Consistency-based trust can be a double-edged sword as well. If your behavior is consistently undesirable, you will earn the reputation of someone not to be trusted. If this pattern of behavior is displayed for an extended period of time, the only thing you will be trusted to do is let people down. People hear what you say, but they believe what you do. The expression “selling dreams” is a modern-day derivative to the term lip service. All talk. No action. Individuals who sell dreams are always “getting ready” to do something they never intend to do. Constant lip service over an extended period of time leads to a lack of credibility. No one will believe you. No matter how well you dress up your words. As the saying goes, you can put lipstick on a pig…but it’s still going to be a pig. An attractive, charismatic liar is still a liar.


“Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying basic fundamentals.” 

~ E. James Rohn


There’s a formula for success, and the basic fundamentals are determined by your desired outcome. Some examples have already been provided. Whatever it is you desire…exude it. Exude professionalism. Radiate love. Practice discipline. Consistency will play an important role in reaching your goals, but it must be applied in a positive way. Yes, it’s good to be consistent, but being consistently negative will leave you standing on the outside watching someone else bask in your dreams. Consistency is key. What you unlock with it will be determined by the choices you make. Choose wisely.



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