The Benefits of Consistency

Most of us have COVID fatigue. We are tired. One person said, “The quicker we get rid of these masks, the better.” I get that! I think we are almost there!

Through all the ups and downs of this past year, one verse keeps coming back to me, “Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand” (Ephesians 6:13).

The best advice I can give is to “hang in there!” Stand firm! Don’t give up! Keep doing what God has called you to do!

LET’S TALK

Consistency doesn’t come easy, especially during times of crisis. Dave Kraft, a coach and mentor says that “The secret to the kind of life which brings honor to Jesus is determined by what we do daily—day after day after day!” Here are  four benefits He shares that result from us being consistent

  • Consistency establishes your reputation for being reliable, dependable

People we work with and for want to know that they can count on us. They want to know that we will mean what we say and say what we mean; that we will keep our promises and priorities and be someone they can count on. Having a reputation for this is invaluable

  • Consistency is a prerequisite for success

I can’t think of anyone I’ve known or read about who was successful who was not disciplined and faithful in being consistent. Any athlete or musician who is good at their craft is very consistent with habits and routines which help them achieve their goals. The only place that success comes before work is in the dictionary. Otherwise,  building the habit of consistent hard work is what leads to success

  • Consistency provides a model for others to follow

We all know that people do what we do, not what we say. Perhaps your mother said what mine said, “Do as I say, not as I do.” Everyone knows that  never worked. More is caught than taught. About some people we might say that who they are speaks so loudly that we cannot hear what they say. I’m not telling you that  we have to be a perfect model, but indeed we should be an honest one and own it when we fall short.

  • Consistency reinforces your purpose, values and vision

When we consistently live out what we teach and coach others to be and do, it puts teeth in our purpose, values and vision. When followers see a leader consistently practice the organization’s purpose,  vision and values, it’s a lot easier for them to get onboard, instead of rolling their eyes at the latest greatest idea that they suspect their leaders don’t really believe, but heard at the last seminar or read in the latest best-selling leadership book.

BEFORE YOU GO…

How about selecting one practice/habit you know in your heart of hearts will take your leadership to the next level if done consistently? Develop a  plan on what you specifically Intend to do, when you will start and to whom you can make yourself accountable.

Originally posted by Dave Kraft https://davekraft.org/

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