The Secret to Consistency Is Inconsistency

Consistency Inconsistency

I used to think that consistency was about perfection. “If I can’t be perfect it’s just a waste of time,” I would say. I didn’t yet know that occasional inconsistency can actually help my progress.

This type of thinking originates from two places:

  1. A fear of failure: If we talk ourselves out of trying, we can ensure we never fail.
  2. Unrealistic expectations: We tend to overestimate our own abilities.

The old me would get angry if I wasn’t consistent when it came to work, exercise, or other habits. As a result, I was angry every week.

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