For years I’ve encouraged others, and often myself through self-talk, to just be consistent. Keep showing up. Put in the work, consistently over time, and we’ll reap the rewards.
I forgot one important word. Intelligent.
Consistent, intelligent effort over time. Our effort has to be intelligent. We can work consistently, for years, in the wrong direction (unintelligently), only to arrive at a destination we didn’t want to reach. This is why good coaching is essential. To avoid pitfalls, stay on track, and keep ourselves pointed in the right direction as we travel.