Success comes with being consistent. It does not matter what you wish to accomplish in life, the key to achievement is working on it day after day.
I am not talking about some self help, new age mastery technique. I am talking about backing up your dreams with action.
Pablo Picasso wrote “Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.”
John Steinbeck wrote “Abandon the idea that you are ever going to finish. Lose track of the 400 pages and write just one page for each day, it helps. Then when it gets finished, you are always surprised.”
Malcolm Gladwell, the author of Outliers writes that greatness requires enormous time. In fact, he recommends investing 20 hours every week for ten years in order to achieve success, and he calls it the 10,000 hour rule.
1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
A great start on the road to reaching our goals is just showing up. I think that first step is hardest sometimes. It could be putting words to paper, sketching on a pad, showing up to the gym, opening a book or even making a good food choice. No matter what we wish to accomplish, we must start somewhere or it’s nothing more than wishful thinking.
Most people fail to begin. Once you begin, you are on your way to success. This is where it becomes so important to be consistent. You must put in the work each day in order to progress.
Find something that stimulates you deep down. A dream you want to accomplish, and commit to it. Start working today. It will get tough, life will come up, temptations, distractions… you may ask yourself if it is worth it or if you will ever see results…. It is so important to just keep doing it.
It is only through proper repetition that we become a master at anything. Becoming a better version of ourselves takes work.