The key to success is consistency.
If you want to achieve success, you’re going to have to work for it. Not once a week, or whenever you get the chance. Every. Single. Day. Consistency is the act of making strides every single day towards perfection of whatever goal(s) you’ve set for yourself.
Take your favorite celebrity for example. Was this person born into fame and success? Perhaps… But probably not. That person most likely had to grind, every single day, at whatever they did, until they finally received the opportunity to prove their worthiness.
I know you have a dream. Everybody does. Whatever your dream is, you can begin making steps towards it now.
If you want to be a professional basketball player, do you think that will happen if you spend more time playing 2K than you do practicing on the court?
If you want to be a millionaire by 30, do you think that will happen if you’re spending most of your time fantasizing over which car you’ll buy instead of developing an income strategy?
I’ll be the first to admit. Consistency isn’t easy… Sometimes it sucks. I used to have a bad habit of giving up on new things once they got tough. To fix that habit, I had to give-up on a lot of projects I was involved with so I could laser-focus on the things I wanted to see succeed.
Once you develop the habit of setting small goals for yourself and seeing them through, the bigger ones become easier to implement.
Stop measuring your progress so much.
If you want to lose weight, for example, the worst thing you can do is compare yourself to other people. It’s a trap. Stop checking the scale every day. Instead, make healthy-eating a priority. Make going to the gym a habit, even if you hate it at first. After a while, you’ll stop thinking about it so much and that’s when you’ll start to gradually see results.
It won’t happen overnight.
If you follow any fitness or nutrition expert on social media, you’ll know that they didn’t just wake up one day with an amazing body. Those people practically LIVE in the gym. They don’t just go on a “diet” for a couple weeks and give-up when they don’t see results. Their entire lifestyle revolves around being healthy… Every single day. And their bodies reflect that, naturally. The same way yours would if you did the same exact thing.
It’s not the end goal that you should be focusing on, necessarily. Instead, think about how you can perfect your day-to-day hustle, and seek constant growth through practice and experience. That way when you finally receive the opportunity, (or you create one for yourself) you’ll be ready to prove to others that you’re worthy of whatever it is you desire.
This isn’t rocket science.
The funny thing is, we all know this already. How many times have we heard, “practice makes perfect”? Yet in our daily lives we continue to choose fun and exciting activities over progressing towards our goals. We’re all guilty of this. But if you and I truly want to succeed in something, we just have to do work towards it… Every single day.
It’s the consistency that separates the successful from others. Not luck, or skill, or strength… Consistency.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to leave a comment below or send me a message. 🙂