You cannot keep your body fit by going to the gym and working out straight for ten hours. However if you go to the gym every single day for 30 minutes for twenty days, you will absolutely get into shape. Intensity loses consistency.
“Long term consistency trumps short term intensity”- Bruce Lee
We do have an indigenous mindset built in us that we think we will always be the way we are, we will always achieve what we are achieving right now and nothing can ever change or improve us. It’s just an incredibly sad and negative mindset to ever have. Nevertheless, we can change, we can at least understand the fact that we can change, just a little bit at a time. For instance I can change the level of patience I have, just a tiny bit, I can change my own health condition, just by a tiny bit, I can change my ability to study hard, just by a little bit, in a mean time, what happen is that each time you change, you just have to change by a little bit, but once you changed that bit of you, you move into the new person that you are, then when you are in that new person, change just a little bit again, and if this process is repeated over and over, before you know it, you would have achieved a massive change.
We often don’t try new things or develop new set of skills and try to achieve much more is because we see change and achieving greatness as being something that is done in one big step, however that’s not how it works. If we truly understand and become aware that greatness and achieving our full potential is actually not about doing it in one go, but about doing it in many little small steps. When we finally understand this, that is when we gain the inspiration and we gain the motivation we need to go on a journey and become the best that we can be.
I had a goal several months ago that I want to develop abs and reduce my fat level. So I searched online about how to get abs in three days and tried it and I couldn’t complete the sets given. So i searched about one week abs and tried, still couldn’t complete it. I simply failed. When I started to reflect and I think about why I failed, it’s because I saw intensity as something that was more important than consistency. However time to time in my life, it’s proven to be true that consistency beats intensity. I actually have developed abs and it took me a month and a half of being consistent in my diet and workout.
6 months of consistency can put you 2 years ahead
I want to conclude you with that taking massive action is really important when you are just starting something, let it be a new passion, a new hobby or a new project. It’s really important to take huge steps at the beginning because it gets you really motivating and inspired. But then afterwards, continuing to take big steps is not sustainable. After the big step you initially take, then it’s all about consistent action. Consistency beats Intensity.
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Written by: Thiha Chi/ email@example.com