Why Consistency Is Vital To Your Life

by Ashley Fern

Do you have friends who only seem to come around when it is convenient for them? Ever thought someone close to you would always be there when you’re in need, but when push comes to shove, they’re nowhere to be found? Inconsistency is a terrible attribute that far too many people nowadays possess.

Consistency is as important as correctness. How can you ever be true to your word if your actions are constantly inconsistent? Inconsistency is inherently sketchy and causes people to believe you have an alternative motive. This is both a factor in personal relationships, as well as business, and even fitness routines. Essentially, consistency can be attributed to any aspect of life.

“I've learned from experience that if you work harder at it, and apply more energy and time to it, and more consistency, you get a better result. It comes from the work.”- Louis C. K.

Ethics are supposed to shape your ways of moral living, and to do that, you must have logical rationalizations. This means, there cannot be contradictions present in any regard. Your values must align with your words, and your words must align with your actions. The problem many people have in life is that they do not apply the same moral standards across a variety of situations. As Socrates once said, “The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.”

Perception is everything in life, and if your words and actions are jumping all over the place, how do you think that will affect a person’s perception of you? It gives the illusion that you are not trustworthy, and who wants to pursue any kind of relationship with a person of that nature? Trust is, in one way or another, built upon the foundation of consistency. If you can’t count on someone to always be there for you because their behaviors are inconsistent, you learn you cannot always trust them.

“Think about exactly what it is that you want in your life right now.  Maybe you’ve recently launched a new business and want to leave your corporate job.  Perhaps you’re on a weight loss program and want to get healthy so that you can set a great example for your kids and just feel good in your skin.  When we lose sight of what we really want, competing interests and instant gratification – with all of their sexy distraction strategies – will beat out the discipline of consistency every time.  Get clear about what you want and put reminders of what you’re creating where you’ll see them often.”

In the world marketplace, consistency brings in constant business from repeatedly satisfied consumers. This should come to no surprise since, if your customers are coming in, they must be pleased with the way your operations and/or products are running. If they are coming back for more, they expect business to be conducted in a similar manner, seeing as consistency forms familiarity, which forms likeness.

Not every workout regime works with every person. You need to individually figure out what works for you and what doesn’t. When you finally realize this, you can start to develop a plan around your goals and your schedule. You need to think about what exercises you can do on a regular basis that will help you to achieve these goals.

It is much too straining on your body to commit to sporadic strenuous activity. For optimal results, you want to steadily build and increase your levels of fitness. This gradual increase will allow your muscles to adjust to the strains of your fitness routine.

“Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.”

There are a multitude of benefits that behaving in a constant manner will offer. Patterns are important to elevate your confidence, seeing as when you make a commitment to something and follow through, you learn to trust your intentions. Your reputation will also benefit from consistency because when your behaviors reflect your words and promises, people will trust what to expect from you. There is a saying, which reads, “your reputation precedes you.” If you are known to follow through, people will appreciate that and remember you for it.

In business, your reputation is everything since referrals and recommendations can make or break a company. If someone is displeased with your service, they might take to any social media platform to discredit your brand. This is a legitimate concern, especially as social media continues to infiltrate every market.

If you think you need to work on your character, the first place to look is at the patterns of your actions. See if your behaviors and the words that you promise are consistent with one another. If they are not, you know the place you need to start working on. Only once this is recognized can you begin to enhance your disposition. Consistency is key.

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