The question is what exactly are you doing over and over again…
Over these last few months I have been watching my son learn and grow day by day as a result of attending pre-school. He is learning songs, letters, numbers, colors and tons of other things. For some reason over the weekend, it dawned on me that repetition plus consistency equals success. There is a quote by Aristotle that says “we are what we repeatedly do, excellence then is not an act, but a habit.”
What if I changed this statement around and said that we are what we repeatedly do, ‘mediocrity, settling, being average,’ then is not an act, but a habit. How does that change your perspective in how you view what you do on a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis?
Is what you are repeatedly doing bringing you closer to the life and purpose you desire?
My son comes home singing songs that he has learned and listened to repeatedly on a daily basis. He is learning his letters and colors. Why? Because everyday, they review colors and a letter of the week. This week is H or I. When we are out, he is recognizing colors and certain letters in words.
Why because repetition + consistency = success.
<< Test First Name >>, just think about how you first learned the ABC song… by repetition and consistency, right?. If it worked then... don’t you think it would work now.
My coaching question for you is …
What are you repeatedly doing that is leading to the success you desire?
Is what you are repeatedly doing leading to a life of mediocrity and average living?
Just yesterday, a General in the Faith was killed in a plane crash. Although he wasn’t someone I studied from and I didn’t know much about him, I have numerous friends who loved Dr. Munroe’s teachings. He was known for teaching about purpose and living intentionally. His life is an example that you can be here today and gone tomorrow. He was on a private plane headed to host his annual Global Leadership Forum, set to take place today.
From what I did know about Dr. Munroe, he lived an intentional and full life. He was intentional about living in and on purpose and teaching others how to do the same. He was clear about why he was hear and he did things on a daily basis to achieve the success he desired.
Can you say the same?
Can you say that the things you repeatedly and consistently do lead to the life, love and work you desire?
If the answer is yes, then keep on keeping on. But if deep down inside you know that what you are doing isn’t giving you the results you desire, then it’s time to make a change. Only you have the power to change what isn’t working in your life. No need to keep doing something over and over again and expecting different results. That is what we call insanity, right? If you want different, do different.
Identify what you do repeatedly and consistently and then figure out if it’s working for you or not. If so, continue on… If not, it’s time for a change.
If you want to take it step further, book a 90 Minute Heart-Storming Session, so we can get you repeatedly doing what breeds success instead of mediocrity.
Until next time…
Live.Love.Lead In & On Purpose