Consistency isn’t easy. Novelist Aldous Huxley asserted, “Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.” Even so, to be successful we must learn to become consistent. You must figure out what works for you, but I’ll be glad to tell you what has worked for me. Instead of being goal conscious, I focus on being growth conscious. Here’s the difference:

GOAL CONSCIOUSNESS

  •  Focuses on a destination
  • Motivates you and others
  • Seasonal
  • Challenges you
  • Stops when a goal is reached

GROWTH CONSCIOUSNESS

  • Focuses on the journey
  •  Matures you and others
  • Lifelong
  • Changes you
  • Keeps you growing beyond the goal

    I am such a strong believer in people and in human potential—not only in others but also myself—that I don’t ever want to put a lid on it by setting goals that are too small. If you can believe in yourself and the potential that is in you, and then focus on growth instead of goals, there’s no telling how far you can grow. You just need to consistently put in the work as you keep believing in yourself.