Do this one thing to be successful at anything you want
Success is defined as the accomplishment of an aim or a purpose. We all have goals in life that we want to achieve. However, many stay as lofty dreams as we put of doing the things we need to do to get to where we want to be.
The secret to who and what we are today is consistency.
To change, you need to also change what it is you do on a regular basis.
Habits are the series of actions that makes up our day. It’s the act of doing something to achieve something on a consistent basis. If you want to succeed at something, you need to change that habit so that it puts you closer towards what it is you want to achieve.
If you want to be a writer, you have to consistently write.
If you want to build an app, you have to consistently learn and work on your project.
If you want to read more books, you have to consistently find time to read.
Success doesn’t happen by itself. It’s something that requires consistent contribution to its existence.
Sitting and thinking about what you want to do is not contribution. Scrolling through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram thinking about how you want success is not a habit that will contribute to what you want to achieve.
Something needs to change and that change must be sustained.
Doing what you are currently doing will get you what you currently have. Changing what you consistently do will change what you consistently get.
When you consistently do something, you will get back what you get from the action on a regular basis. When you add time into the equation, it becomes like compound interest.
When you consistently read, you are compounding the amount of knowledge.
When you consistently work on your project, you are compounding the amount of experiences you have and number of projects you’ve actually finished.
When you consistently wake up early in the morning, you are gaining more time to do the things you want to do and with less interruptions.
When you change your habits, you are changing what you consistently do.
To be successful, you need to point the change towards the thing you want to achieve.
We are what we consistently do.
To succeed, you need to figure out and define what the consistent thing required to get you to where you want to be. This will allow you to modify and point your habits towards it.
Consistency is also about sustainability. You need to ensure that whatever it is you change in your habits and routines is also sustainable.
Working consistently for 18 hours every day may be sustainable in the short term but it won’t be something that you can keep up in the long term.
Waking up consistently at 5am but going to sleep at 2am is not sustainable, especially if you start becoming reliant on coffee to stay awake.
Finding a balance between what is required and what is sustainable is what makes consistency achievable.
Be consistent in your actions and habits to get to where you want and what you want.
Success is what we do daily. Shift what you do daily to shift your life.