Achieving Success Through Consistency

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Remember the story of rabbit and tortoise – they went for a race. Rabbit took few leaps and just when he was about to reach the race endpoint, he thought to himself, “I should take some rest; the tortoise will take hours to reach anyways.” And he slept. The tortoise kept walking and did not stop. Eventually, he won the race while the rabbit was sleeping.⁣

Life is a marathon, not a sprint. We can say the same about success and building a reputable business or personal brand.

Success is a combination of the little things we do EVERYDAY in order to achieve the desired future. That’s what consistency is all about.⁣

Here are few reasons why consistency is an important factor in defining success and failure:

⁣1. Consistency establishes reputation and trust.⁣

Once you’re known for something, it becomes easier for people to trust you. It opens you up to new opportunities.⁣

⁣2. Consistency builds tenacity.⁣

You can’t establish a track record of success if you are constantly shifting gears or trying new tactics. Many efforts fail before they get to the finish line, but not because the tactic was flawed or goals weren’t clear. The problem is often that we simply didn’t stay the course to achieve the objective.⁣

To be consistent, you have to replicate positive behavior or performance day after day, until it defines you.⁣

How do you maintain consistency towards achieving your goals?

⁣1. Isolate one goal.⁣

It’s not wise pursuing three things and losing focus on all. What’s your most pressing desire? What’s the one thing you want to be known for? Pick one goal. Work at it. Then move on to the next.⁣

⁣2. Consistent thinking.⁣

To have consistent behavior, strive for consistent thinking. Remember, we are a sum total of our most dominant thoughts.⁣

⁣3. Always remember why you first started.⁣

The journey to success is never a smooth one. So when you hit a bad spot, remember why you first started.⁣

One important key to remaining consistent is FOCUS, ?ollow ?ne ?ourse ?ntil ?uccessful.⁣

Leadership expert John Maxwell rightly puts it, “????? ??????????? ???????? ???? ??????????? ????? ??? ???? ?? ????? ???????????? ?????? ?????? ???? ????.”⁣

As you remain consistent in your business, work, and relationships, you will experience incremental growth.


Nkem Offonabo is a graduate of Psychology and a Certified HR Practitioner with over 10years experience that cuts cross Human Resource Management, Product Development and Business Development in the Financial Services Industry. She also runs her consultancy alongside her Corporate Career. She's the founder of The Work-Life Organization, a Personal Development and HR Consulting Community.

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