🎯 Mastering the Art of ConsistencyOct 07, 2023
Read time: 3 mins
In this week’s dose, I provide insights on the power of consistency, facing challenges, and taking the first step.
🗣️ Quotes of the Week:
"It's not about how hard you hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward." - Rocky Balboa
When I see people who are at the top of their game - whether they’re content creators, entrepreneurs, athletes, artists, musicians, or just people who are physically fit - I think of ONE thing…
How much work and consistency they’ve put in to get there.
How committed they have been to their craft.
People want the results, but don’t want to give what it takes to build discipline or consistency.
The attention to detail.
Showing up daily regardless of how they feel.
The constant pursuit of improvement.
The relentless forward progress.
In order to do that, it HAS to be about more than results.
It HAS to be about an obsession with the process.
A passion for personal growth, testing what you’re made of, getting knocked down, and getting back up to do it all over again.
It’s a love for progress.
And the process is presence. It’s within our control.
It gives us meaning and a singular place to focus our attention.
How hard you get hit is a result.
Your commitment to keep moving forward is the process.
It’s never about the intense spurts of effort, anyone can do that.
It’s about the day after day after-day consistency that brings true high performance.
"Challenges are what make life interesting, and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful." - Joshua J. Marine
You aren’t defined by your challenges.
But you get to define how your challenges shape you...
Can you get back up.
Can you use them as fuel.
Can you see the positive PURPOSE in them.
Can you remain calm & confident in the face of challenge.
Life will keep giving you the same lessons until you LEARN.
Until you adapt and CHOOSE to be better.
To be someone who can handle ANYTHING thrown their way.
Through grit, perseverance, and compassion will you tap into a deeper sense of meaning.
A sense of self that’s connected to everything.
🪜 Mindset Mastery: The First Step
The mind is WIRED to predict & protect.
So it’s normal when you want the whole, perfect roadmap laid out before you begin.
The mind wants to ensure success before we take a “risk”.
But you NEVER get access to the full plan before you start.
It’s impossible - never happens.
Even working with a coach, you can get a framework but the steps are always different for everyone.
Otherwise, everyone would be a billionaire with a six-pack and feel incredibly happy.
So most never take the first step, and it crushes me because what "most" fail to realize is that the second step ALWAYS reveals itself once you take the first one.
And step 3 reveals itself when you take step 2.
There’s no way to see 44 steps ahead, just not possible.
The key to taking the first step is to simply have trust that you’ll be OKAY no matter what happens.
And it’s easier than you think because it’s true 100% of the time.
You will always be OK in the end.
Time to get started.
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