I haven’t written a blog post for a while... I’ve wanted to, but have had a busy few weeks.
And this reminds me of a concept I came across recently with a client.
My client was talking about a new morning routine she’d started, and how she’d managed to do six days out of seven.
I was so pleased for her - this is a cause for celebration!
Firstly, because doing anything new that frequently is fantastic - it's hard to maintain a new habit.
But secondly, because it’s not about perfection; it’s about consistency.
Let's take this newsletter as an example...
It’s better for me to write blog posts consistently and get them as good as possibly I can, than wait six months to write the “perfect” post (if that even exists).
For your habits...
What else can you think of?
What do you try to do perfectly, when consistently would be better - and easier?
The great thing about consistency is it means we can fall down... we can fall off the wagon! (It’s the getting back up that’s important.)
So do your habits. Work out... eat well... meditate... floss - whatever it is.
But focus on (and celebrate) consistency, not perfection.
Here's the thing...
Perfection sounds sexy. Consistency is its quietly-spoken cousin, hiding in the corner.
But consistency gets us to where we want to be.
Perfection makes us feel like crap!
So tell me... what are YOU working on consistently? Or what would you like to work on consistently?
I’d love to hear!
Hopefully I’ll be back on schedule soon with my blog posts.
(But if not, I forgive myself – we'll talk about that another day! :)
Wishing you all the best in these bizarre times,