TRUE TO FORM: MASTERING THE ART OF CONSISTENCY.

Author:Bailey, Simon T.
Position:YOUR PLAN: PURPOSE
 
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Oftentimes, we think success is about doing things over and over again until we finally see results. But if you've ever been in a rut, you know that's not always what works.

To really see upward movement in your life, you have to learn how to create a consistency cocktail. Consistency is made up of three key ingredients and, like any good cocktail, they should not be used in equal amounts.

INGREDIENT 1: WALKING THE WALK

This first ingredient makes up the largest part of your cocktail. "Walking your walk" (and not just "talking your talk") describes the little steps you take throughout the day that breathe life into your values. It's not enough to just say you have values. You actually have to live them out in the small moments that make up your day.

For example, one of my core values is caring for the least, the last, and the forgotten. This shapes how I talk to people, what projects I accept, and the way I invest my money.

INGREDIENT 2: CONNECTING TO YOUR WHY

Constantly reminding yourself of the meaning, the why behind your actions will allow you to power through even when you're tired, stressed out or unmotivated.

I am caring for my health better than I ever have, and it's because I am more connected to my why: I want to stay fit so I can live for a long time for my children and their children, not because I want to look good in photos. Once you...

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