If you have spent even just a little time in the self help world, you know how often people emphasize consistency. But why?
Why is it so important? Why does it matter so much?Consistency adds up to more work done, and therefore, results. It’s the classic tortoise and the hare story. The tortoise works steadily every day. The hare gets more done in a day than the tortoise because he is more talented, but is so lazy that he takes many days off. In the end, it is the tortoise who wins the race.
Whether you are at the gym, staying late to put in extra work, or anything else, ignore the flashy guy who everyone is cheering for. He may have stayed for longer that day and gotten everyone’s attention. But when you add up the total time you put in over the week or month, you end up putting in more.
To put it in more specific, mathematical terms, I would rather be the guy who goes to the gym 7 days a week consistently than the guy who goes for 4 hours every two weeks sporadically. It’s less stressful, more fun, and you get more results. I may be noticed less and respected less because it is not as “flashy” as staying there for 4 hours straight, but I am more concerned about results than showing off or getting praised.
Keep up the hustle,