Consistency has been identified as one staying power for startups and entrepreneurs. It’s your ability to stay dedicated and committed to your vision irrespective of the daunting challenges that you face. Most startups don’t make it past two years, three at most but those who have proved to be doggedly consistent have held on till up-to five years which by statistics is the breakthrough season for startups. So if you really want to see those visions fly, it’s going to take you at least five years of keeping your eyes ahead and embracing the art of consistency.
Starting anything is difficult, same as forming new habits. Let’s say you’re just starting out as a writer or trying to build an art company, you will be confronted with the fear of not meeting your targets, sometimes you won’t be able to write a line of sentence for your new story idea for days, other times, you’re practically overwhelmed by everything you need to do to stay in the game. The truth is you can’t do everything by yourself since trying to do that will probably waste your time. What then should you do to make sure you don’t chicken out between year two and five?
It’s not farfetched as I intoned at the start; staying glued to consistent practice is one of the super ways to keep your head above the waters till the tempest calms.
I have invented these terms that I call laws since it has helped me so far. I don’t want to go into all the hurdles I have traversed but if what you’re looking for is a measure that will help you through the darkest hours to dawn, read on.
Here goes our 05 Laws Of Absolute Consistency.
- THE MORE YOU DO A TASK, THE EASIER IT BECOMES
There’s a popular saying that a habit is formed in 21 days, that’s consistency at work. But to get committed at the start is the big issue, however, instead of bombarding yourself with ten tasks at a time, start with one. Let’s say you love to write and also draw but everything seems to be unattainable, start with the one you feel at ease doing. You’ll feel like you’re letting go of your other love but don’t let that sway you, write more or draw more but do just one for a start. After a while you’ll notice its easier finishing your target for that particular skill or hobby. Nice, you’re coming on.
- THE EASIER IT BECOMES, YOU MORE EFFICIENT YOU BECOME
When you started, you were clumsy and doubted a lot about your ability but now, you’ve been working at it and it feels fantastic, and better you’ll agree. You’ve gained edge and feel like you are becoming a semi-pro, you’ve become efficient and trust your skills. Now, how does that feel? Whatever you can do with ease, you can become efficient at. Knuckles up!
- THE MORE EFFICIENT YOU ARE, THE LESSER TIME YOU WILL SPEND AT THE SAME TASK GIVEN THE SAME TIME AND RESOURCES
Ever noticed how some folks write countless articles, stories and scripts? When you really get consistent at a particular skill or hobby, you’ll spend lesser time because it’s now a part of you. Also, you’ll be able to manage limited resources in doing or accomplishing your goal.
- THE LESSER TIME YOU EXPEND ON THE TASK, THE FASTER YOU GO
This obvious right! Maybe not but be assured that when the time you spend on a task reduces, you’ll accomplish more in a shorter while. Take for instance, at the start you could only write two paragraphs of 200 words because you found it tiring to form your sentence but instead of saying, I’ll just wait till I can write 1000 words at a stretch you continued with the dragging 200 words, chances are that with time you’ll master how to go beyond 200 words and so you can write more within limited or same time.
- WHEN SPEED IS ACCELERATED, YOU CAN ADD-ON ANOTHER TASK
Because you can write faster, more efficient and less stressful, you can now draw those beautiful lines for your art or whatever it is that you do side-by-side. These principles cum my personal laws of absolute consistency can apply to any profession or hobby. All you have to do is adapt it to your peculiar challenge.
Wrapping up, consistency doesn’t exist in a vacuum, you have to be committed to being consistent and input other resources, e.g. to write better, you have to be a reader, take courses that will sharpen your talent or skills etc. And that’s how you learn to multitask by first becoming absolutely consistent. Makes sense right!
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