Do You Have Consistency In Your Life?
How often have you set out to do something only to find that you simple up and quitting before finishing what ever it is you set out to do? This is something I see many people do. Throughout the years I have seen many people start training in martial arts, they last maybe 3 years some 5 years but slowly over time they just loose interest. I see the same thing in the internet home business sector. People start out with good intentions but eventually they just give up.
I am very good martial artist as well as a great guitar player and I am not a bad online marketer if I do say so myself. The one thing that seperates me from other people is I am consistent in what I do. In fact in my Sifu’s school there is only 1 other person besides me who has consistently trained throughout the years. I am talking about a lot of people coming through my teachers doors, all starting with great intentions all just deciding to give up without ever really reaching their full potential.
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I also see this happen with my own students, a person walks into my school ready to take on the world. A year or two into their training they simply give up.
Funny thing is this, I am nobody particularly special I just simply refuse to give up on something I really want. Martial Arts really isn’t that hard, nor is playing guitar pretty much anything is possible if you put enough effort into it.
So the next time you are thinking about doing something, really take a moment and think about if it’s something you really want. If it is then the secret to success my friend is consistency be willing to do what others aren’t. If you are sincere in your effort eventually you will accomplish what you started. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow but one day.
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I could not agree with you more on this. Consistency really is the key to everything.
People want a magic wand in life. A magic wand to lose weight, or to develop that long standing wonderful relationship, or be successful financially. And despite the number of times I have told my team that there is no magic wand… there really is.
Perfection comes later. When you began martial arts I bet you weren’t that good. At the very least you weren’t perfect. But that didn’t stop you. You stayed consistent and as you say, now you are very good at it.
I see many people use perfection as their excuse. It wasn’t perfect. I can’t because it doesn’t look right. I don’t know how to write the perfect message. What if I mess up?
It will never be perfect, you will always make mistakes and it will never look right. But if you stay consistent, all of those won’t matter a bit.
In fact, if you stay consistent you’ll love the mistakes and the imperfections because they will be your teachers, your guides and your little excuses to laugh at yourself while you drive yourself to the bank to make yet another large deposit. Or celebrate your 40th anniversary with a person you still swoon over.
Thanks for the post, Larry. You definitely hit the nail on the head.
Hi Vincent , You are absolutely right! When I started martial arts I had a lot of misconceptions about martial arts. LOLS I also had a lot of misconceptions about marketing online. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.