By Tonny Wandella
I’m not the ideal person to talk about consistency, but at this moment, I’m the best person to talk about it. I combined consistency and discipline since I despise the work they both entail but appreciate the benefits they create. Consistency had been a thorn in my side for a long time, and I had to decide to stick with it no matter what goes on in my life. Here’s a rundown of some things that being consistent paid me.
Procrastination can be considered a harmful habit, yet many people do not consider it to be one. As a result, I’ll put this as a stand-alone number. Keeping up with consistency will put this destructive tendency on ice. Consistency is the mojo you need to get started and achieve results, in my opinion. One thing consistency despises is anything that gets in the way of it, it is the thing that gets you the results you want.
This is perhaps the most obvious factor, yet it’s also the one that gets missed the most. When we don’t get the result we want, it’s natural to divert responsibility and place blame elsewhere. You inevitably build accountability for yourself and your team by creating consistency around work goals and objectives and implementing practices that keep you on track. For example, I’m the type of person who has to be held accountable by a colleague or manager by checking in regularly to assist me to stay on track. Knowing that someone is there to advise and direct me is critical to my learning style, and it ensures that I’m always on top of things.
Clarity is another unavoidable result of consistency, in addition to accountability. How many times have you arrived at work with no idea what you’re supposed to be doing for that day? This, in turn, affects your mood as you become increasingly agitated, attempting to complete the to-do list that you didn’t finish the night before while also being assaulted with new duties almost on the hour. That doesn’t sound like the kind of day I want to have, and the thought of that nightmare becoming a reality makes me shudder.