I’m not one for new year’s resolutions but there is something about a blank slate that’s easy for the brain to understand. Last year I found value in something that made a huge difference in my work and life: Consistency.
It made such a big difference that I’ve decided to make it my focus in 2018.
Simon Sinek appeared on this Tony Robbins podcast and was asked what business leaders can do to cultivate a family environment at work? His answer was consistency. Instead of once-off team building events, it’s small consistent gestures that accumulate and make a difference.
Go run 40km once off and you’ll do more harm than good but workout every day for 20 minutes and you’re guaranteed to get into shape.
My doctor doesn’t believe that it’s possible for me to complete the numerous endurance events I did in 2017 such as the 230km one day Transbaviaans MTB race with the lung capacity I have. But sticking to training consistently has taught my body it’s possible.
The dedication of sticking to a training program has spilt over to my work life. Keeping to deadlines, newsletter deliveries, content strategies has seen huge results.
2018 is the year to be consistent. Let’s focus on the long game and commit today.