You're Not Consistent, You Fail

You have it, success is guaranteed. You don't have it, you fail no matter how good you are at what you do.


Shebuel Inyang

2 years ago | 2 min read

ā€œOnce you adopt an accounting principle or method, continue to follow it consistently in future accounting periods so that the results reported from period to period are comparable.ā€

What's it with the accounting principles today? I'm not an accountant. Oh, you already thought I was? No, I am that guy who is involved in the process of identifying and understanding the heartfelt needs of customers and their change in behavior over time, then take strategic actions to prioritize the use of the company's resources to deliver a positive business outcome across the product lifecycle, thereby creating customer experiences that customers LOVE.

But right now, read the next line...

That is the consistency principle

Taking time to think deeply about this made me see how practical and beneficial this could be if applied 'consistently'. I asked myself; What can I accomplish tomorrow,? What can I accomplish Next Week? What can I accomplish next month? What can I accomplish in 3 months? How about in 6 months? Next year? Maybe there is no way to ascertain for sure, but how can I even measure success in anything I do if I don't do it for a period of time in a consistent manner? I'm sure you would agree, that if what I do isn't done consistently, I cannot measure how effectively I do it.

But wait, what exactly does it mean to be consistent?

You stay 100% dedicated and engaged to a task, goal, or activity without distractions.

That's Consistency. Simple right? No, not that simple.

Consistency requires that you stay committed over a period of time until the moment your objectives are achieved. Consistency takes time. Therefore, to be consistent, you have to replicate positive behavior or performance day after day, until it defines you. No excuses, no complaints. You are accountable for yourself, whether you fail or succeed.

Okay, here's another simple line; Consistency is basically repetition.

What makes consistency powerful?

Many keys contribute to your success. But there is this key that stands out among them all and is much more important than anything else. This key determines whether you win or lose. You have it, success is guaranteed. You don't have it, you fail no matter how good you are at what you do. How do you even become so good at what you do without this key?

Consistency is the Key

Okay, Several factors contribute to or explain the power of consistency. I would be happy to share it in my next article, plus what makes staying consistent a real struggle and how to stay consistent.

I love brief and on-the-go consumable content. I guess you love it too, so this would be a 4 part article. And plus I want to write consistently. So stay tuned for the next 3!!

Tell me how you feel about this piece I have penned down and If you find this valuable, kindly share so others can benefit too. Gracias.

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