Consistency: What’s The Big Deal?
It took more than six thousand years for the world’s population to reach 7.5 billion people from the starting point of a mere couple. Even though deaths throughout history have made major deductions, yet one child birth after another has led to exponential population explosion across the globe. The first man and woman could have been bewildered about how and when the herculean task of filling up the earth would be achieved, but they went on to bringing forth the first child, anyway, and the next and so on. It was a matter of consistency over time before we would have peoples everywhere on the face of the earth.
The above illustration holds the key to what we make of our life from start to finish. One of the biggest culprits for people not doing what they set out to do is inconsistency. Have you ever wondered why people start out with great intentions, but fail to sustain it? Are you bothered about the difference between how your life is and how it should be? Why do couples start out with so much love and continue with so much fight? Why do graduates of the same set have different impacts 10 years later on?If you trace down to first cause, you will likely find the lack of consistency at the back of every underachievement. Consistency involves setting your sight on your goals and holding them there until they are realised. Understanding and developing consistency is one of the most important things you can do to improve the successfulness you experience in your life in general. In life, people who don’t execute their plans are no different fromthose without plans at all.
Rid your mind of misconceptions that get some believers trapped in the vicious circle of underperformance. To start with, realising purpose does not have to happen very fast just because you are a child of God. You have torecognise the place of process in progress. Also, as a new creature in Christ, you now belong with a new family and cannot come under a spiritual curse to make you a failure in life. What holds true in your biological lineage has nothing on you anymore. No one can hinder you, but yourself. Lastly, on the path of consistency, your aim is not to become a perfectionist, and having to deal with challenges or obstacles may not necessarily be a pointer that you are outside God’s will.
A lot people quit after a few attempts or they lose the courage they first had when they set goals. The success you see out there is the product of somebody’s consistency. As you persist in the direction of the goals you have set for yourself and consistently do the required bits, you will find that the universe will bring the right information, people, ideas and opportunities your way to help fulfill the goals you have set.
In the subsequent write-ups in this topic, we will address “how to maintain consistency in the pursuit of life’s goals”.
To be continued next week.
Tope S. Aladenusi