A word that I really love = Consistency.
At times I have suffered from an inability to be consistent. I have said I will get something done and I have simply not.
The art of doing something every day, every week or month takes an ability to be consistent.
I brush my teeth twice a day…. this is consistent…. unconscious consistency. It is an action that just simply happens.
Food and eating is a pretty good skill I have with being consistent.
Exercise is a pretty good skill I have at being consistent.
The teeth are a must. The food is a must and the exercise is a choice.
At work a lot of the tasks I must do are very repetitive. I do the same thing over and over day in day out to for clients. This is consistency.. Repetition.
I have learnt the hard way many many times. I say I will do something, find myself all motivated and complete the action a few times and it drops off.
The consistency is gone.
So, I got to thinking why is this? What is going on for me?
For me it comes down to one thing:
The perceived benefit. What am I getting out of this action. Is the benefit big enough for it to become an unconscious thing like the exercise.
Example benefits I get range from:
Clean teeth / body / clothes.
Income producing activity.
Keeping clients engaged and happy.
Clear, focused mind.
Testing the soul so I grow.
The consistency for me really revolves around the benefit / outcome that I am getting.
If the benefit is big enough, exciting enough or adding enough value now or in the future I stay consistent.
I do wonder if I am thinking way too deep but I am 500% better at staying consistent now.