Constancy: A determining factor for professional success. Constancy is a platform for other virtues, will, patience, tenacity, firmness, industriousness, toughness, and necessary to grow spiritually, human, social, intellectual, sporting, etc.
Living perseverance means gaining challenges and meeting them, carrying out ideas, not changing your decision before the first trouble, finishing what you start, not leaving things for later, not getting discouraged in the face of difficulties, knowing how to wait, doing things well from start to finish and maintaining maximum effort at all times.
In this article, you will learn about consistency as a determining factor of success to achieve all the goals and objectives that you set for yourself.
But first, what is constancy?
Constancy is the permanence of a goal that is set to complete it. It is the virtue with which we conquer the goals that we propose and gives us the possibilities of success.
Naturally, stumbling blocks appear on this path, but perseverance is that strength that overcomes fatigue and discouragement to continue the fight. Likewise, this virtue provides the determination and security to identify the aim to achieve and maintain firmness.
Why is being a consistent person so important?
The more we delve into productivity, business, and personal development, the more we reaffirm the following: the most important skill or attitude of all is perseverance, being constant in what you want.
Without this ability to persevere and resist beyond difficulties, any momentary talent, contacts, luck, or passion is insufficient.
The businesses that prosper are those whose owners have been there “giving the call” for many years. We, who have been reading blogs since 2011, see how those who have maintained themselves throughout these years have done so because of their perseverance to the time to post and stay. Not (just) because they have had a stroke of luck, are talented writers, or have followed good strategies.
In the same way, the most intelligent and talented are not always the ones who advance the most in their studies and professional life. You probably know of several cases of “brilliant” people in their youth who are still lost in their 40s (are you one of them, perhaps?).
Whether we like it or not, those who prosper are those who know how to work and build their dreams like an ant, little by little, but every day, resisting the boredom, difficulties, and inconveniences that always come in life.
In emotional development, something similar happens: if you want to change certain harmful behaviors (such as attacks of anger, melancholy, or paralyzing fears), you need to persevere.
How is a constant person?
The constant person becomes secure and stable and always seeks the most convenient in the long term, even if it costs a lot from the outset. We must remember that constancy is a virtue acquired with daily practice until we have a habit forged.
Efforts must be clear, delimited, concrete, and precise. It must be developed from childhood and parents too with their perseverance.
How can I become a constant person?
First rule of Constancy: Willpower is not necessary to be constant
This has to do with the excuses that become a shortcut for not facing that resistance to change. We avoid taking action with an original excuse that makes us feel comfortable with our lack of consistency.
Remind yourself that motivation and willpower are not necessary to be consistent.
Second rule of Constancy: Make sure your daily activities are very small and easy to achieve.
Many times we set ourselves a very challenging but very unattainable goal. Seeing how far it is, we cannot overcome that resistance and give up halfway.
Instead, a short, easy-to-reach goal motivates you to stick with even more challenging ones. It also increases your confidence and motivation in yourself without realizing it. It is as if you start a chain of daily victories.
Of course, some people work better with big goals. This gives them the boost they need. We advise you to try first with short goals and evaluate yourself over time.
Third rule of Constancy: Find an activity in your routine that is already a habit as a reminder
A reminder triggers a habit. This reminder can be conscious or unconscious, but when you are forming new habits, the reminder must be effective enough to stimulate you to take action.
You can indeed have many reminders at the same time. Without a doubt, the most effective reminder to be consistent is a reminder that it is already a habit in your daily routine.
Ask yourself what activity do you do every day?: Drink coffee, leave the keys on the shelf, wash the dishes, make your bed, take a shower, etc.
Now that you know consistency as a determining factor of success, you can create habits that allow you to become the person you want.