Consistency is as Important as Correctness

Consistency is as important as correctness. How can you ever be true to your word if your actions are constantly inconsistent? 

Inconsistency is inherently sketchy and causes people to believe you have an alternative motive. This is both a factor in personal relationships, as well as business, and even fitness routines. Essentially, consistency can be attributed to any aspect of life.

“I’ve learned from experience that if you work harder at it, and apply more energy and time to it, and more consistency, you get a better result. It comes from the work.”– Louis C. K.

Inconsistency is a terrible attribute that far too many people nowadays possess. Throughout my life, I’ve strived to stay consistent about consistency. Even the best plans will fail without a dedication to consistency. 

If I say I’m going to do something, I do it. If I say I’m going to be somewhere, I’m there. In my experience, consistency is a must as you build and grow.

Here’s why:

1. Consistency allows for measurement.

Until you have tried something new for a period of time and in a consistent manner, you can’t decide if it works or not.  How do you measure effectiveness if what you are measuring isn’t performed consistently? I typically give new initiatives, processes, or training regiment at least six months before judging it’s success or failure. 

2. Consistency creates accountability. 

Be accountable for your goals. I put a priority on making time for and being the catalyst that moves an initiative along to a successful end.

3. Consistency establishes your reputation.

Growth requires a record of success. You can’t establish a track record if you are constantly shifting gears or trying new tactics. Many efforts fail before they get to the finish line, but not because the tactic was flawed or goals weren’t clear. 

4. Consistency makes you relevant.

You need a predictable flow of information. All too often I see people adopt only to end it before it gains traction. When you try something over and over the results develop a pattern – which quickly become very true and real. It’s relevant! 

5. Consistency maintains your message.

Consistency in yourself serves as a model for how you will behave.  

When something doesn’t work, I look back at what happened and ask some serious questions. Did I shift gears too quickly? Did part of me not deliver on a commitment? Or was the expected outcome off base from the start? Most of the time, the reason tracks back to lack of consistency.

Be Consistent in your SYSTEMA training at FightClub!

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