When Consistency Fails

When Consistency FailsConsistency is a key ingredient in success. You need to show up on a consistent basis and put in the work. While consistency is very important, there are times when consistency fails and in the end does more harm than good.

I believe firmly in the power of consistency. Whatever it is that you are trying to achieve, if you just keep at it, and focus a little bit of every day towards your end goal and by leveraging the power of consistency, you WILL get there!

Even the smallest hatchet can down the greatest tree given enough time and chops to get it done.

But at the same time there are many cases when consistency fails us in many areas of our lives.

When Consistency Fails

When I think of the power of consistency, I think of doing the right thing or things regularly on a consistent basis to achieve a desired result. Pretty simple… show up, do the work, show up, do the work… repeat until you reap the reward.

Yet there are two instances where I believe when consistency fails and ultimately backfires on us.

The first is showing up and not doing the right work or the amount of work required to have an impact. If you need to make ten sales in a day but only contact one potential customer each day, that is not enough… you are doing the right thing but not enough of it.

Second is showing up and repeatedly doing the same action while expecting different results. Someone along the line called this the definition of insanity. If you were trying to pass an exam of some sort but only insist on studying the day before, and you have already failed this exam multiple times but still cling to the belief that only studying the day before will get you a passing grade this time well that is just another example of when consistency fails.

Consistency works… and it is more powerful than you might even believe, but it order for consistency to be effective, you have to do the right work in the right amounts on right reoccurring basis. And then, when consistency fails, examine what you are doing. It might be time for a different approach or method so be open to that.

The results that you can achieve simply by showing up consistently over time can be amazing. Strength, brawn, intelligence or talent can be outweighed just by being consistent and showing up. A consistent daily workout schedule along with a balanced diet can produce amazing results as long as you are consistent. The practice of being present with your partner when you are together, being there, and showing up for the relationship can go a long way in strengthening a relationship. Reading books that expand your knowledge about yourself and the world around you can result in massive personal growth and development, just as long as you are consistent, show up, and do it on a regular basis.

Andy Wooten M.A. Counseling – A Certified Life Coach In Aspen Colorado

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