marked by harmony, regularity, or steady continuity : free from variation or contradiction.
Equally as important as dependability is consistency. It is rather distasteful dealing with someone who can’t seem to figure out what they’re doing. After so many changes, things not only look messy, but people will stop taking you seriously. Confusion is not of God 😄. It is key therefore to do proper planning before launching. It is easy to make a move because you’re excited, but if it wasn’t properly thought through, there is a great chance it will fail to be sustained. In the case of what I do, let’s be frank, if I keep falling off the earth every now and then, it will appear as though it’s something to do when I’m bored. Don’t be a one hit wonder. Consistency is professionalism.
Think about your favorite tv show. It’s aired religiously every week, on a certain day, at a certain time. Imagine that one week it’s aired Monday at 7pm, then it doesn’t come back until Saturday of the next week at 4pm, then there’s a 2 week gap before it’s shown on the Wednesday at midnight. You get the idea? That’s just an unprofessional hot mess. Don’t be a hot mess.
Greg Laurie put it this way “Imagine if I planted a tree in my front yard, but after awhile, I decided it would look better in my backyard. Then after a few months, I realized it would be better in the front yard. So I dig it up and plant it again in the front yard. Not only will that tree fail to flourish, but it also will struggle to just survive.”
This is a challenge for you to take on this very minute. A lot of things fail in our lives not because it wasn’t a good idea, but because we’re inconsistent. Now this inconsistency can be stemming from discouragement, doubt, fear, impatience etc, but hear me, I don’t care what it is. Your evolution will never happen if you’re always finding excuses. I know so many people who started not 1, or 2 but several things, with great potential might I add, that just didn’t go anywhere because one “loses motivation” or some other excuse. Find at least 2 things that failed because you were inconsistent, and start over.
It may not flow smoothly, but be consistent. You will not always know the next move, but be consistent. It may seem like you’re not progressing, but be consistent! Consistency NEEDS diligence, and patience. There are mornings (like this) when I’m just super exhausted and would want to sleep in. But I know that this needs to be posted while it’s still morning. I know that people use these as their devotions, or today’s thought, so I have to be consistent. Remember this, once you start offering a service/product, it’s no longer about you, you’re serving. Be consistent.
Think on: Galatians 6:9, 1 Corinthians 15:58 & Revelation 3:15
Answer these questions: What image do you want to portray? Is what you do a mere hobby? Do you want your brand/ business to grow?
Pray sincerely to the Lord.