Consistency is the art of doing the same things again and again. It’s also defined as the art of maintaining a certain amount of effort for a long period.
My analysis of the world’s most successful people made me realize that besides hard work, their ability to stay consistent made them reach their wildest dreams. These folks never gave up, and nothing stopped them from continuously doing the actions needed for them to reach their goals.
That being said, I believe consistency is a necessity when it comes to success, and in this article, I will provide you with five effects of consistency that make it the main ingredient for success/winning
- Consistency Puts You One Step Ahead of Everyone
If you are consistent in your field, you’ll be one step ahead of everyone else since few people are consistent. In the early stages of their careers, many people are usually eager to put in effort on a daily basis. However, after a certain period, several folks fail to exert the same effort they exerted when they started their careers hence allowing those who stay consistent to be ahead of everyone else.
- Consistency Makes People to Take You Seriously
People will start taking you seriously when they realize you are consistent. They will be amazed by how you manage to consistently take actions that move you towards your goal. For this reason, they will be interested in purchasing or viewing whatever you are working on.
If you are a businessman, people will be interested in buying your products, and if you are a blogger, people will start gaining interest in reading your posts.
- Consistency Leads to Discipline
You cannot become successful if you are not disciplined. Therefore, consistency leads to success because it creates discipline. You become disciplined when you train yourself to do what is supposed to be done, for you to reach your goals, every day.
- Consistency Will Make You Know What Works and What Doesn’t
The only way to know whether your strategy works or not is to use it consistently for an extended period.
- Consistency Allows You to Experience Breakthroughs
Only the people who put in the effort everyday experience breakthroughs. Inventors who keep inventing eventually come up with something the world loves. Musicians who produce songs every day manage to create a hit song. Similarly, producers who keep producing movies create global blockbusters, and entrepreneurs who keep creating businesses eventually come up with explosive business ideas.
With this in mind, you must be consistent if you want to see the results you want because consistency will enable you to be disciplined, and it will result in you knowing the strategies that work for you. Besides this, consistency will make people to take your career seriously, and it will put you ahead of everyone else. Finally, it will attract a breakthrough that will change your life forever.
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Top 6 Reasons Most People Can’t Persevere on the Journey to Success
Perseverance refers to the ability to work persistently towards one’s goals despite facing difficulties.
After studying successful people for five years, I realized they all persevered since they never gave up despite facing obstacles. Nothing stopped them from working towards their dreams.
Besides successful folks, we can also persevere but most people can’t because of the following reasons.
1.People Don’t Study Success
Studying success enlightens you that difficulties, failure, or discouragement are part of the journey hence enabling you to work in spite of their presence. Moreover, studying success shows you that only those who persist succeed hence motivating you to persevere.
Most people who never study success seldom persevere because they don’t’ understand the journey, and therefore, misinterpret difficulties. They believe difficulties are a sign of failure.
2.The Lack of Self-Confidence
Most people can’t persevere because they lack self-confidence. They doubt their abilities and skills and give up easily when they face obstacles.
Successful people persevered because they believed in themselves. They believed they could overcome obstacles and continued working towards their goals when obstacles arrived.
3.The Myth of Overnight Success
The myth of overnight success has resulted in the inability to persevere because it makes people think success comes easily. This myth has made aspirers believe that success arrives soon after they start working towards it. For this reason, most aspirers give up when they realize that they’ll have to work for a long period and overcome several difficulties before success arrives.
4.People focus on the Outcome
Most individuals can’t persevere because they focus on the outcome. It’s hard to persevere when you focus on the results because it usually takes long before we get the results we expect. People who persevere focus on the process instead of the results. They know they’ll get the results they want if they forget about them and work on improving their skills.
5.The Lack of Passion
People who hate their work seldom persevere because they focus on results and misinterpret difficulties. Furthermore, they easily get bored with their work hence making it difficult to work when they face obstacles. Conversely, passionate people persevere because they are obsessed with their work and perceive difficulty as a chance for growth.
6.Focusing on the Possibility of Failure
Focusing on the possibility of failure prevents people from persevering because it discourages them from working towards their goals when they face difficulties. It makes people think there’s no need to continue working because they might fail.
Most successful people focused on success: they believed they’ll succeed no matter what, and this belief motivated them to continue working in spite of discouragement.
It’s easier for most people to work when everything is going well. However, when the going gets tough most people get discouraged and give up. The ability to work when everything is going wrong sets successful people apart. We must, therefore, master the art of perseverance because perseverance will enable us to achieve whatever we want.
If you don’t give up you can’t fail.’ – Menna Vaan Praag, Successful Author
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5 Powerful Reasons Why Passion is a Key to Success
I once believed that we don’t need passion to succeed. However, when I started blogging, I realized that passion is a key to success. I noticed that my passion for blogging made me write articles consistently.
Besides this, my research on successful people enlightened me that successful people are passionate about their jobs. They work 24/7 because they enjoy and love their work.
These findings forced me to think deeply about the relationship between passion and success hence making me realize that passion leads to success because it:
1.Makes it Hard for You to Give Up
It will be hard for you to give up on something when you are passionate because you won’t care about the results. You’ll only care about doing your thing, and you’ll do it even when you don’t get the desired results. For instance, if you love singing, you’ll continue singing even when you only have 5 views on Youtube.
2.Makes You a Hard Worker
Passion makes you work more hours because it makes you obsessed with your work. You’ll want to work whenever you find time because you love your work. Besides this, when you are passionate, you’ll work long hours because you won’t be able to tell the difference between work and play. For you, working will be playing.
3.Changes Your Attitudes Towards Difficulties
People who aren’t passionate about their jobs have a negative attitude towards obstacles. They either see them as threats or messages from the universe that they’ll never succeed.
However, passionate people perceive obstacles as an opportunity for growth. They are always eager to overcome them, and they believe they’ll become better at their craft after overcoming obstacles.
4.Prevents You From Wasting Time
If you do what you love, you’ll be obsessed with work because you’ll be excited about it. For this reason, you’ll want to spend most of your time working, and you’ll avoid wasting time on useless activities such as gossiping or liking and commenting on Facebook posts all day.
Passion leads to obsession, which breeds focus. Focus leads to success because it increases the quality of your work as it makes you more skilled and knowledgeable. Besides this, focus prevents you from making mistakes and breeds consistency hence increasing your chances of succeeding.
People who don’t like their jobs seldom succeed because they mostly focus on getting things done. Moreover, they never reach great heights because they usually lack the motivation to improve their skills. However, passionate people have high chances of succeeding because passion increases focus, motivates them to work hard, and changes their attitude towards difficulties. And, lastly, it makes them want to work all the time hence forcing them to avoid time wasting activities.
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