I’ve been slacking big time lately. I decided to take up a few more projects, and by doing so, I felt that my decision to postpone my blog was reasonable. Looking back on my decision, I now realize that was a terrible mistake. At least I have learned something valuable from that mistake. Consistency really is key.
You’ve probably heard this piece of advice many, many times throughout your life. Maybe you follow this advice and you see how beneficial it is. If you aren’t consistent, let me tell you why you should be and how you can start becoming consistent with your work.
Practice makes perfect, but only if you are consistent. If you want to be a baseball player or a rockstar, you aren’t going to get shit done when you just dream about it all day. You have to practice as much as possible. Those hours and minutes you spend doing something else is valuable time you could have spent practicing. However, it can be hard to get into the habit of practicing. This is why it is important to be consistent. When you are consistent, even if you are only practicing 15 minutes a day, you are getting stronger in your abilities every second. Eventually, you won’t be able to stop practicing, because it will become your life.
We humans love our patterns. A lot of people have a daily routine that they do the same way every single time. Now, it is good to switch up patterns to keep things fresh, but that can be difficult for some people. The best thing for you to do is to use this knowledge to your advantage. Develop a pattern that involves you practicing your craft everyday. For example, you can practice skateboarding everyday after school for a minimum of 30 minutes. If you are new to this, it may take a while to really dive into this habit or any habit for that matter. Once you do, however, you won’t be able to stop. 30 minutes of practicing will turn into an hour, and that could turn into two hours. Who knows. Maybe it could eventually turn into you devoting your whole life to perfecting that craft. Consistency is key. Don’t ever forget it.