Hello everybody and welcome back to Millionaire Visionaire. Today I would like to share just a little from my perspective about consistency.
The consistency I am talking about today is about our behaviour and not the viscosity of some cream or sauce. Consistency to me is the repeating of an “action” with the same “standard” each time. Sorry, can’t seem to think of the right word for it, thus the inverted commas.
To be good at something we have to work on it, and we need to be consistent. If we want to know whether what we are doing is working or not, we need to be consistent in it. That way we are able to measure our performance more accurately, and be able to tell if the “something” we are doing, is for us.
The thing about consistency is it works on both your good and bad “actions”. The way you do things ,would become habits which shape the way you live your life. For example, most smokers that I know of, would have a cigarette after a meal or when they are taking a dump. So by doing the same “pattern” every time, it has become a habit. For those who know me well, they would know I am a creature of habit. I always am at the same coffee place every night when I am back in Singapore. Like even now when I am in Langkawi, Malaysia. I am been here for a few months now and every Friday is a steak night for me, and Sundays are pizza days. And every week is the same for me. However, I do know that to achieve my goals, I am going to have to change many of my habits.
There are many ways to break habits, some methods might work for you and some might not. For myself, I am trying to change my habits through keystone habits. If you read the book, The Power of Habits by Charles Duhigg, you will see that he mentions about keystone habits. Keystone habits are small changes within our routine which could be used to break old habits and make new ones. Like the example I gave earlier, for the smoker, maybe eating in an area that doesn’t allow smoking might break the habit of smoking right after a meal. But this is just a really bad example I guess. You need to check out Charles Duhigg’s The Power of Habits to understand it better. It is a book which I would recommend you to check out.
Just a really short one again today, and sorry that the article somehow shifted from consistency towards habits. But thank you for joining me once again! See you again tomorrow.