Doing something consistently is better than doing nothing or trying to do it all at once and not hitting it.
Consistency over intensity learned temperance, Jeff Spencer, you know, train to 70% every day. So you can train every single day. You know, doing something consistently is better than doing nothing or trying to do it all at once and not hitting it. And this has something that’s come up for me over and over and over and over again. But consistency will always win.
This is the long game. It is a very long game as it should be. And all the great things are built with momentum and patience and consistency. And so our job is to be consistent. It’s to show up daily. It’s to reflect on what we did daily it’s to deepen our relationships daily it’s to be committed to our daily practice.
Consistency is the only path to success, no matter what you want to do. And we need to make sure that we are consistently moving the needle. We need to make sure that we are consistently focused on the things that create momentum. We’re consistently sleeping correctly. We’re consistently moving. We’re consistently drinking enough water. We’re consistently performing those duties or those practices or those actions that have a tangible and measurable result that build up over time and create unstoppable momentum like our dear friend, Alex Charfen would say. It’s consistency.
So a lot of the time I say this to people and I say success is boring. And I mean that in the best way I love what I do. I love what we all do. I love that we get to make a difference, but it’s not always a rollercoaster ride every day. It’s always a new hit of dopamine. You have to earn the right to be distracted. You have to earn the right to go chase those things and ride the rollercoaster. And it’s like, so if the rollercoaster is the analogy, make sure you get a good night’s sleep. Make sure you eat correctly. Make sure you drink water and feed your body so you can enjoy the ride of the rollercoaster. Not get nauseous or pee too tired to enjoy it. And that’s what our businesses, that’s what our life is.
We need to sleep good. We need to hydrate. We need to eat clean. We need to do the things in our business consistently every day that will create results. And then when those highs come, when those extreme moments come, when those roller coasters come, we can actually enjoy the process. And that helps us catapult it forward, but it’s not the addiction that we’re chasing over and over and over again. And all too often in my life and in my career, I’ve sat back and I’ve procrastinated consistently to wait for the pressure to then burn myself out, overcompensate, get a tangible hit that only lasted for a minute and then it all dissipates away. And so consistency’s the key I would rather consistently work out for 10 minutes a day. Then try to work out for like three hours in one day. I know that if I consistently walk for 15 minutes a day, it’s better than the one day I walk for an hour at the end of the week. I know that if I consistently drink, you know a gallon of water a day or work towards it, it’s going to be better than being dehydrated all week. And these are really tangible and simple examples. But these are the things that I learned when I was in the military. When I was in the Marine Corps. This was hammered into us every single day. And when I look back at all my success, all the big wins when I tied a world record, when I was able to outperform these and do these things, it wasn’t because one day I woke up and I was like, I’m going to jump this high, or I’m going to go run that I consistently ran every single day for like nine years before I ever ran my fastest time. And I forgot for a long time that consistency is going to be the secret to everything.
Ask yourself, where can I be consistent? Where are those three things? Every single day that if I consistently do they guarantee my success could be interpersonal, could be with fitness, could be with, you know, your health goals could be with your family. Could be, your relationship could be with your business, could be with your team, could be with our culture, could be with your email, could be anything, but I want you to identify what those three things are that if you consistently did every single day for the next year, five years or 10 years would guarantee skyrocketed results