Updated: Feb 22
Consistency – reliability in one’s thoughts, words and actions
Consistency requires unwavering belief because the only way we can stay committed is if, and only if, we firmly believe in our chosen path; and that’s where the difficulty lies.
Sometimes you have to believe in things, even when they seem unrealistic or unlikely. Sometimes you have to have tremendous faith in whatever you are doing, or trying to achieve, even if the end goal seems so so far away.
When I speak of consistency, I don’t mean that we have to consistently wake up at a certain time or that we have to do x, y and z in a robot-like manner. What I mean is that we have to maintain high levels of belief in ourselves and in our journey, every single day, no exceptions. We really can’t afford to have too many days where we lack faith or belief because the effects of that state of mind permeate our outlook, emotional and physiological state, and mood.
More often than not, you’re going to have to be your number 1 fan, consistently, and that’s okay. That doesn’t mean you won’t have any other fans! You’ll have plenty of people who will show up in our journey once you cultivate consistent faith and belief in yourself, and in your efforts, but that does not mean, you should ease up on your faith and belief!
See, everything you want is there for the taking, but you have to consistently want it.
Everything you want to do is possible, but you have to consistently want to do it. All that you dream of can be experienced and achieved but you have to consistently feel that those things are on their way, every minute of the day.
We touched upon the power of the Universe in an earlier chapter and whether you believe in God, any other belief system or nothing at all, it is an undisputed fact, that our thoughts, words and outlook are responsible for the lives we live.
Your thoughts create your reality and can either bring things towards you or repel them away from you.
Practice consistency in what you think with regard to who you are, who you want to be, what you want to achieve, and your goals and dreams. Cultivate positivity and unwavering belief when these thoughts arise and be sure to speak and act in a way that is in accordance with that unwavering belief.
See, I don’t believe that some people have better lives because that is how it is supposed to be, while others must be subjugated to suboptimal lives. Yes, we have no control over the future, but we have control over the present moment and no moment prepares us for the future as much as the current one.
You can’t do anything about your past, so any fears, limitations, and doubts must be replaced with faith and belief, and you certainly can’t focus your efforts on future scenarios.
All you can do is focus on the present moment.
Our thoughts and our words, about ourselves (and everyone around us), have more power over anything. The actions which then follow have already been created in our minds and have materialised themselves because of our consistency (or inconsistency).
If you think, say and do things just for the sake of it, you will struggle to see any changes or improvements.
Believe because you truly believe.
1. Commit to believing in yourself, no matter what
2. Understand that consistency is the gateway to living a fulfilled life
3. Ask yourself how often you doubt circumstances and situations
4. Focus on observing your thoughts throughout the day