“Slow and steady wins the race.”
We all know the story of “The Tortise and the Hare.” Recently, I’ve seen a lot of fitness trainers promoting the idea of consistency over intensity. I tend to agree, that the things we do consistently over time become habits, which become part of who we are, good or bad.
Do we recognize consistency? Hard work doesn’t always look like excpetionalism. Hard work can just be keeping it together. We all want to be exceptional, but we first need to be stable. We need a strong base and building that strong base takes consistency.
One step at a time.
Learn to recognize when people are putting in effort to be consistent. That’s important. Consistent effort is what leads to succeeding at a goal, not grand gestures, or excuses. Recognize when the people around you are trying. Give them some positive reinforcement. Notice their work and effort.
Learn to recognize it in yourself. We all have ways in which we fall short of our own expectations. Bad habits don’t happen overnight, and neither do good ones. Remember to give yourself some positive reinforcement when the effort is there and when you get it right. Positive self reflection is important.
One dav at a time.
Keep advancing towards your goal. It won’t come in leaps and bounds, because it is the journey of your life. Progress is slow, but it is there. The only sure way to fail is to quit.
Just keep going.
Have a great week.