I am pretty sure that most of you believe in this great quote from Tony Robins:
It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives. It’s what we do consistently.
Consistency is one of those great attributes that everyone wants to acquire. Becoming a consistent individual does not happen overnight; we have to train our minds, change the ways we do things and refine the way we think. Try to think about what specific areas require more consistency.
Let’s take this simple task as an example: we all know that having an uncluttered desk creates harmony, free your mind and enhance your creativity in your workplace. At the end of the day, we are always in a hurry and just want to leave the office, either to beat the rush hour traffic, go to the gym or pick up the kids from daycare. May be some of leave your desks in a mess and just leave. If this is the case, why don’t you try to change the way you do things. Train your mind to see a spick-and-span desk before you leave everyday. Cultivating the habit of clearing up your working area will also help you to show consistency in the way you work.
Think about the many things you do at the office. Monitoring your boss’s inbox, scheduling meetings/conferences/webinars, organizing offsite events, preparing presentations, travel/hotel bookings, expenses reimbursements, ensuring that your boss’s calendar is always updated – and the list goes on and on. After some time you start excelling in each of the responsibilities you undertake, because you are repeatedly tackling each one of them and you already have a sense of unique consistency for each single task.
One of my favorite inspirational quote is from Aristotle:
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore is not an act but a habit
We are all driven to be consistent in all areas of life. We have to stick to your plans, goals, attitudes, opinions, habits and promises. Once we make a decision, take a stand or perform an action, we must always strive to keep the pattern. But sometimes you will get off track; don’t panic – all you have to do is to refocus on your plans and goals, revisit them and see if they are still apt. Get right back on your plan and move forward. Doing things the same way time and time again, or maintaining the same ideas about things, gives us helpful shortcuts.
Remember that consistency is a desirable personal trait. It is seen as being a rational, trustworthy, stable, and decisive individual.
Stay tuned….. the keys to unlock the doors of “Anticipation” & “Passion” will be ready shortly.