The Hallmark of Excellence

27 October, 2020

Your future is dependent upon your personal growth. Improving yourself consistently; little by little every day guarantees you a future filled with possibilities. When you expand yourself by your daily growth habit: reading, exercising, meditating etc. you expand your horizons, your options, your opportunities and potential.

If you want to gain momentum and improve your motivation, begin by setting goals that are worthwhile but highly achievable. Master the basics, then practise them every day without fail. Consistency is more important than perfection. Small disciplines repeated with consistency every day lead to great achievement gained slowly over time.

Success in most things comes not from some gigantic stroke of fate but from simple, incremental progress. Everything worthwhile in life takes dedication and time. Small steps are powerful and life-changing. Don’t feel you have to undergo an instant extreme makeover to get where you need to be. Just focus on minor improvement every day, every week and every month. Over time, you will be amazed at the cumulative effect of your small efforts. Repetition is the mother of skill. The way to extraordinary results is knowing what matters to you and taking daily doses of actions in alignment with it.

Judge each day not by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you sow. (Robert Stevenson)

The power of consistency is further illustrated by what some call the ‘Angle Principle’. It is the principle that if you only get half a degree away from the centre, ten years down the line, you will be way off course and never even know it. This is applicable in the positive as well as the negative. Little disciplines practised consistently every day will take you places you never dreamed of. Success does not happen overnight. It is the result of faithfulness in little things over a lifetime. The small unnoticed things can add up to great achievement and a crescendo of success—if you are consistent. You can build your life on a consistent body of small achievements, not just a single giant success.

Success according to Darren Hardy is not doing five thousand things really well. Success is doing half-a-dozen things really well five thousand times. That is the power of consistency.

The hallmark of excellence, the test of greatness, is consistency.


Author: Yomi is a wordsmith, passionate about books, reading, education, healing and health. She has appeared several times on television and radio; speaking about her passion. She has Master’s degree in Medical Immunology from the College of Medicine, University of London and worked at a postgraduate college of medicine in London for over a decade before pursuing her passion for writing. She is the author of four books.

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