The Law of Consistency states that motivation gets you going, but discipline keeps you growing.
This hits me hard. August 2016 is the month I started pursuing building my own business with a health and wellness network marketing company. I’m all too familiar with the whole “roller coaster of emotion, waking up every day with a pit in your stomach feeling like you’re just trying to stay afloat” feeling that accompanied me everyday for months in the beginning of my journey. No matter which industry you’re in, building a business takes work. There’s no shortcut, no “overnight” success and absolutely NO get-rich-quick-by-plugging-into-my-system formula. Anyone who tells you otherwise…probably wants you to buy their program. #justsaying.
I’m the epitome of a dreamer. I get extremely excited about new projects and opportunities and get easily bogged down when I have to focus too much on the details. I felt burnt out just three months after starting my health and wellness business from feeling like I wasn’t building as fast as I wanted to. But after diving into the world of entrepreneurship I’ve learned consistency is everything. In the past I’ve relied on talent to get me through things; in business that doesn’t work. Is it helpful to have natural business skills? Absolutely! But natural talent won’t create an empire. It won’t leave you a legacy. Consistency will.
So what’s the difference between the two? Glad you asked 😉
Talented people might believe they don’t need to work as hard because they already have the natural skills to succeed.
Consistent people know that success comes from doing the small, trivial and seemingly “unimportant” tasks every single day, even when nobody’s watching.
Talented people assume they will do well at whatever they put their mind to because that tactic has always worked for them.
Consistent people know they will do well at whatever they put their mind to because they will put in the effort day in and day out to make it happen.
Talented people drop what they’re doing and move onto something else when things don’t go their way the first time.
Consistent people know that things will never go their way the first time. They’ll identify what’s wrong and figure out another approach to try.
Talented people are scared to fail because failure means admitting they are not skilled in a particular area.
Consistent people love failure, because they know every failure is one step closer to reaching their goals.
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” -Aristotle.
Don’t be someone who burns through hundreds of projects because you’re still waiting for “the one” that will change your life. Be the person who finds an opportunity you love, remains focused in the journey and stays consistent until you are living your dream.
Change your habits, change your life. Consistency wins.