Is consistency a trait you want to develop? Or to be clearer – is doing something positive consistently a habit you want to develop?
The truth is we can easily master consistency when it comes to things that don’t require a lot of effort. For instance, we can easily consistently watch a reality show, slack off, procrastinate, or sleep in until 9 am.
But, when it comes to things good habits that we think or know will benefit our lives, consistency can be a little bit harder.
These quotes on consistency may help you understand why consistency is important in your life and motivate you to start doing the important things consistently.
1. Consistency Is Attractive To Other People
I like consistency. Don’t introduce me to the vibe you can’t maintain – Jen Selter
Consistency of good habits or traits is attractive to other people.
For instance, when you consistently show up on time, that’s a good thing that other people like. Or when you maintain a healthy morning routine, despite what’s going on in your life, that’s something people respect and are attracted to.
Alternatively, when you are consistently doing things that hurt yourself or others, that gets unattractive really fast.
For instance, if you consistently forget someone’s name, that will become annoying and turn that person off. Or if you consistently drink too much and get unruly, that will turn people off.
In short, if you want to attract other people, whether it be for romance, friendship, or for professional reasons, consistency of positive habits and character traits is going to help you win them over.
2. Immediate Results Don’t Happen Often
Most of the time it’s not about immediate results, it’s about the follow-through and consistency. If you believe in something, keep working on it and putting yourself out there. – Shira Lazar
If you want something great, you have to practice consistency. You have to be able to keep doing what you need to do to achieve what you want to achieve.
Immediate results can happen, but not very often. Most things worthwhile take consistent effort to reach.
Therefore, if you know that doing something, such as working out consistently, eating right consistently, creating something consistently, or doing your job well consistently will help you achieve the results you want, then it’s time to get consistent if you want to see those results.
3. You Don’t Have To Be Great Before You Are Consistent
Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come. – Dwayne Johnson
I love this quote on consistency. It’s a great reminder that you don’t need to be a rockstar or genius in order to achieve success, you just need to maintain consistency in your life.
You need to consistently do what needs to be done in order to achieve the success you want.
Consistency beats greatness without consistency every time. In other words, if someone is better than you, but doesn’t consistently do what they need to do, you can surpass them by being consistent.
A timeless example is the Tortoise and the Hare. The Hare is extremely fast, but the Tortoise has consistency and that wins out in the end. It’s a great example of how consistency can help you succeed even in the midst of greatness.
4. Consistency Feels Good
Domino’s and Pizza Hut are never bad. They’re also never good. Consistency is how they sell you. It’s the same pizza every single time. It’s the McDonald’s formula. They sell you on memories. – Art Tavana
This is a very interesting quote on consistency that we all need to remember. It showcases that we all love consistency. It’s human nature to love consistency.
Think of your favorite things and people – they have one thing in common… they are consistent. They feel good to you because you know that they are going to be the same no matter what’s going on. It feels comfortable.
If you want to win people over and make them feel comfortable, then be consistent.
If you want to look in the mirror and feel good about yourself, then be consistent.
Consistently doing things in a positive way will feel good to you and others.
5. Self-Discipline Is Important For Consistency
Success won’t come from what you do occasionally. Consistency paired with self-discipline is crucial to achieving your goals and being successful. – Brian Tracy
Consistency and self-discipline go hand in hand. You must be able to discipline yourself to do what you need to do in order to be consistent.
The following quote sums up how to achieve self-discipline beautifully.
6. How Can You Be Consistent?
Just as the quote from Sam Thomas Davies above says, for consistency, you need to take action in accordance with your thoughts, not your feelings.
We always know what we should do, but sometimes we don’t feel like it. If we want to live a life where we achieve things we want to achieve, we need to do what we know we should do whether or not we feel like it. Or, as Marie Forleo says, ignore the voice in your head that says, “Wah, I don’t feel like it!”.