Consistency is the key to success. Walt Disney said, “If you act like an adult when you’re a kid you can afford to act like a kid the rest of your life.” Let’s understand the proper expectations of what success really takes. There is a lot of sacrifice and it’s extremely important to keep your energy top notch when you’re in the grind. High energy (physical, emotional & mental) gives you a competitive advantage.
Energy also complements consistency if it’s strategically used. You must focus on consistent action if you want to build real momentum. The only way you’ll experience momentum is through continuous and focused action. You must consistently improve your mindset, your emotional intelligence, perspective, and philosophy on how success is achieved and how you view yourself. Once you get clear on what you want, build your confidence and elevate your circle of influence, you must stay consistent or you’ll always be starting over.
Lack of Consistency !
People used to get frustrated when starting a new venture and seeing the competition leap out in front with a fast and successful start. The single discipline that gave the advantage to beat anybody at almost anything—consistency. A lot of people get excited about new goals or new opportunities and charge out of the gate in an explosion of activity that eventually wears them out.
Lack of consistency is the subtle, but great stealer of dreams and desires. The lack of consistency is what kills progress in many pursuits. It is probably one of the greatest reasons people don’t ultimately achieve their goals and end up living lives of discontent, frustration and disappointment. In the industry of personal development, entrepreneurship, leadership, mentorship, marketing and sales, so many people wonder why they’re failing to create the business or results they want. One of the most common reasons is they aren’t consistently improving in the areas that matter most.
Role of Energy in Consistency
What’s happening with most people is they are getting discouraged, unfocused, and letting negativity affect their attitude, while they should be putting all of their energy into finding solutions, creating better ways to move forward, and strengthening their mindset daily. In these tough economic times, it’s important that you stay focused on what truly matters and avoid getting caught up in all the negativity out there. One of the biggest keys to consistency is creating consistent energy. If you make a commitment to consistency, you’ll not only catch your competitors, you’ll usually leave them in the dust every time.
A major challenge people face right now is they don’t have the energy to achieve their dreams. They are tired during the day, don’t want to wake up, and feel lethargic all the time. Energy is the most underrated commodity and one of the most important factors in creating an extraordinary quality of life. Yet, in a time of constant demands, we often neglect what we know is most important. In order to take your life to the next level, it’s crucial to make a commitment to living a more energized and healthy life.
Ultimate Way to Success
Nobody talks about the importance of energy in business and personal success. Without world-class levels of energy, you won’t get to your best business. For numerous successful people, one of the traits of greatness is they have very high energy. Those high levels of energy get them up early in the morning without feeling exhausted during the day, allows them to work hard, and pushes them through adversity, while remaining optimistic.
Think about Richard Branson, Thomas Edison, Elon Musk, Mother Teresa, and Tony Robbins. These are some of the most creative minds in the world. NONE of those people could have done what they did without high levels of energy! You can’t be a leader within your community, in your company, or in your family unless you have high levels of energy.
Energy is the most important factor in creating an exceptional life. The person with the most energy in this new economy will always come out ahead.
Don’t Take Energy for Granted
What if you had the time, flexibility, and lifestyle you desire but NO energy? After all, without energy we can’t perform or do anything really, even if we do buy time. Energy creates action and not only action, but bold action. Let’s remember, energy is within us and time is outside of us. So, it makes sense to focus on energy. How do you ensure you have the energy at a level most don’t? Some of the major benefits of staying energized:
- Increases the influence and impact you have on others
- Improves relationships and higher level connections
- More passion and excitement
- Consistency and better results
- More happiness and fulfilment
- Improves productivity and performance
- More resourceful and innovative
- More courageous and confident
Return on Energy (ROE)
Dr. Oz, who is very successful in every aspect of the word, was asked what his secret was in managing his time. He performs 250 open-heart surgeries a year, is a professor at Columbia University, a chairman of surgery, a medical program director, a prolific writer, a regular on TV and radio, including Oprah, and he launched his own TV show on the Oprah Network. Oh, and he is also a devoted husband and father of four. What he said was one of the best distinctions about time management I have ever heard: “It’s not about time management. It’s about energy management. That is everything.”
Look for ways to get a better Return on Energy (ROE). If you are doing a good job at efficiently and effectively using your time, but you’re doing things that drain your life force and steal your joy, what good are you doing? You will immediately know if you should be spending your time on something if you ask yourself whether it gives you energy or takes energy away. Spend more time on what gives you energy, and guard against, eliminate, or delegate your time for those things that deplete your energy. Make sure what gives you energy is actually congruent with your goals and dreams.
If we understand that time is outside of ourselves and energy is within us, we begin to understand that energy is actually our currency for living and being. Successful people understand this at a level most don’t even think about, which goes back to the choices people make. (Content Source – ‘6 Months to 6 Figures’ by Peter Voogd)
“If you aren’t showing up to be better than you were yesterday you will not last in real business.”- John D. Rockefeller
So what is your source of energy to remain consistent to your day to day, short term and long term goals?