Consistency and Commitment Are High-Performance Skills: All know the way; few actually walk it.

John Cousins
February 7, 2023
2 min read
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I have committed to being the best possible version of myself that I can be. By the best version, I mean the version of myself that has the best chance of embodying the things I want to be.

This post is to encourage you to do the same. Be all that you can be.

I have lived long enough to understand that what I want to accomplish is possible if I commit and consistently do the work.

Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans. ― Peter F. Drucker

Practice and Patience

I have to have the patience to enjoy the process and let things take their own time. Nature never hurries, and yet all things get accomplished.

Patience and Perspective

We tend to overestimate what we can do in a year and underestimate what we can accomplish in a decade.

Consistency over time beats bursts of intensity.

It’s not enough to have good habits and practices if your execution is disjointed and scattered. Consistent performance is critical.

Create a schedule and stick to it. Make time for exercise, learning, meditation, reading, and sleep. Maintain good eating habits.

Eliminate binging. Give up poor habits of drinking, spending, and TV.

I have come to realize that if I want to live an exceptional and extraordinary life, I have to give up many of the things that are part of a normal one.

When it comes to producing results, consistency matters more than what you’re doing.

Commit and consistently do the work.

Think of consistency as “keeping your word to yourself.”

Commit to yourself. Do what you said you would do.

Make doing what you’ve said you’re going to do non-negotiable. Over time your consistency, and your results, will improve.

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