The Power Of Consistency

There is a hidden power of consistency. Doing the small things that will get you to where you want to go. Not once, not twice — but every day.

Even when these small things become annoying. Before I tell you what that power is and how it will help you…

A Story Of Doom And Glory

Imagine two teams are fighting for the same reward. Buckets of money. The Nobel prize. Their name remembered in the annals of history.

Here are the two teams — your job is to guess which one succeeds?

Team A

Is well-funded. Outnumbers the other team by 3:1. The best-educated minds are working on it.

Team B

Isn’t funded very well. Doesn’t have much money. Most of the people on the team have no experience. The aren’t even educated.

Who Wins?

I know you’ve caught on to me… there is some information missing, and you want to say team A, but you think Team B wins. Because, skepticism.

Okay — I’ll bite.

Here’s the missing information.

Team A decides to work super, super hard on good days. And rest on the bad days.

Team B decides to only work a little bit every day.

Not so easy now is it?

Here’s something more concrete; if it was a 1,500-mile marathon

Team A would run only on days when the sun was shining. But on these days it would run far, and it would run fast. Doing up to 100 miles in a day.

It could do that because it had the best-trained minds. The most experienced runners. The best sneakers.

In effect, it would take team A 15 days to get there

Team B would run only a little bit every day. It didn’t matter what the weather was. It would do 20 miles every day, no matter what.

If it were sunny, it would run 20 miles, and then rest. If it were raining, it would run 20 miles, and then rest.

In effect, it would take team B 75 days to get there.

Which team do you think wins?

Aaah… not as easy as it seems.

This is the story of the first Antarctic Explores, Robert Falcon Scott, and Roald Amundsen.

Both of them did make it to the South Pole. Team B led by Amundsen made it a whopping 34 days before Team A.
There were other factors as well. The main difference, though, was that Amundsen’s team did a consistent 20-mile march every day.

Every. Single. Day.

If it was windy – they walked.

If it was sunny – they ran.

If it was raining – they shoved their faces in their jackets and trod along.

They did 20 miles every single day.

This translated into getting them to the pole quicker.

But that’s not all.

Scott had 65 men in his party — by the end of the journey, 19 of them were dead, including himself.

Amundsen had only 19 in his party — all came back.

So what’s the point of all this and how does it relate to you?

Why You Must Learn The Power Of Consistency

If you don’t learn the power of persistence, you will spin your wheels on your goals.

Each year you will set goals and then in a few weeks miss them. You won’t know what happened, but your goals will keep slipping away.

You will discover that the goals that you set for yourself are becoming smaller and smaller. But you still can’t reach them.

But once you understand the power of consistency, you will reach your goals. Without effort.

You will achieve the success you’ve been looking for.

Your will keep your resolutions for this year. Your health will improve. Your wealth will increase. And you will have the love and affection of your family and friends.

Here are some of the things that the power of consistency have helped me achieve in the last few months. And if I can do it — anyone can do it.

  • Lost 26 lbs in the last three months by doing one simple thing.
  • Increased my list by 1,400 new subscribers in the last three months
  • Wrote over 60,000 words in the last three months.

All these results by using the power of consistency.

So let’s look at


What The Power Of Consistency Is

The power of consistency means doing the smallest thing possible. And repeating that little action.

Over time — this small action will multiply with itself and grow larger and larger.

Here are a few examples of how this works.

Imagine you put one grain of wheat on the chessboard on day one. But that’s the only thing you do on the first day.
Then on the second day — you put two grains of wheat on the board. Not too hard right. You can do this.

Then you put four grains on the 3rd day.

Eight grains on the 4th day. And so on.

At the end of 60 days — how many grains do you think you would have put on that chess board?

The answer: All the rice in the world.

This is called the ‘The Wheat and Chess Board Problem’ — you can read it later if you want.

This is to illustrate that small actions when multiplied over time have a large impact.

Here’s another.

How long would it take for you to do 100 pushups in one day?

Not exactly the rice problem — but still a significant challenge for most of us?

You can do one pushup today can’t you? Right.

Then tomorrow maybe you could do two? Right.

Then the day after tomorrow maybe you could do three? Right.

And so on. We’re not doubling the number of pushups you do each day — just adding one more.

You can clearly see that you would be able to do 100 pushups in no time.

Here — lets you and me start this.

I just did some pushups.

Now you do some pushups.

We’ll keep our number private — but each day, we’ll do one more. How many days do you think it will take you to do 100.

Don’t tell anyone you’re doing this. It’s our little secret.

Imagine your friend’s faces when you challenge them to do 100 pushups.

And BEAT them.

But that’s one thing — let’s look at

How To Use The Power Of Consistency

Here’s a simple method of using the power of consistency to reach all your goals this year.

In fact, if you use this right — you will reach your goals in the next 90 days. Then set yourself goals twice as large, and reach them in 90 days.

Over the next few months — you will become a goal achieving machine.

Setting and achieving your goals while others struggle to keep the simplest resolutions.

Here are five steps you can take to put in place the power of consistency.

Step 1. Figure out the goal that you want to achieve

You can’t reach a goal you don’t set. We’ve set one goal above — of doing 100 pushups. Pick one goal related to your wealth and one goal related to your productivity.

Even if you didn’t do one pushup today — set 100 pushups as your goal.
When you beat your physical limitations, everything else becomes easy. So set this goal to beat your limitation. We’re in this together.

Take a minute to set three goals for you. Health. Wealth. Productivity.

Figure out what you want to do.

Health: lose weight, gain muscle. Run a marathon. Benchpress 200 lbs. Fit in size 12 dress. Reduce waist 2 inches. Train 3x a week. Whatever your goal is

Write it down.

Then do the same for wealth and productivity.

Wealth: Earn an extra $10,000 in a month. Earn $100,000 in commissions. Start a business. Launch a product. Create a course. Find a dream job. Change careers.

Write it down.

Productivity: Write 1,000 words a day. Make 10 calls this week. Answer service emails in 24 hours. Increase output 10x. Network with three people. Reduce downtime. Increase effectiveness.u

Write it down.

Step 2. Discover where you are right now

You can’t go to where you want to go — if you don’t know where you are.

I went ahead and did the pushups to see where I’m starting from.

I’ve set my wealth goals. And my productivity goals. I’ve also looked at where I am right now.

I’ve got the starting point, and I’ve got a target to hit.

Figure out where you are starting from.

Step 3. Create a simple action plan

One of my goals is to do 100 pushups in the next 90 days. My plan is simple.

I’ll add five more pushups each day to my previous set. That’s it. Nothing fancy. A simple action step that I know if I keep doing every day — I will get to the result.

This is the plan. To do the things that I need to do every day.

The same goes for other goals on my list.

I’ve broken them down into ten simple action steps that if I take will get me to my goal.

It won’t happen on day 1 — and it won’t occur on day ten either.

I won’t be able to do 100 pushups on day 10. But over time. If I keep hitting the small actions steps. The big goal will become inevitable.

That’s what the small actions steps are.

You already know where you are. You know what you need to do. Now break it down into smaller, almost annoying, steps that you can take every day.

And when you take these steps every day — you will hit your goal.

Here’s an example for wealth. Earn $100,000 in commissions.

If you make $2,000 commission per sale today, this means that you need to sell 50 in the next 90 days.

Assumes your current closing rate is 1 out of 20. Which means you need to talk to 20 people before one decides to buy from you.

Then that’s easy. To get 50 people to buy, you need to talk to 1,000 people.

If you want to do this in 90 days. This means that you need to talk to 12 people every day. That’s not so bad.

You could make 12 calls every day, couldn’t you. In fact, if you wanted to — you could make 12 calls in the next two hours.

It doesn’t matter what they say. Because each call gets you closer to you $100,000 commission. All you have to do is make 12 calls every day.

Break the rest of your goals into smaller action steps like the example above.

Step 4. Schedule this in your calendar

This is the most important step.

You must schedule this in your calendar. If it’s not on your calendar, it’s not happening.

This was a tough lesson that I learned in my life. The goals that matter to you — need to be on paper.

They need to be scheduled in your life.

They need to be in a place where you get notified of them.

If you don’t do this — then you’ve already set yourself up for failure. Schedule your actions steps in your calendar.

Look at it right now — and see what is the best time for you to do this. Making 12 calls will take 2 hours.

We’ll block off 11 am to 1 pm every day for doing this.

Making client calls. If you do nothing else in the day — but do these 2 hours of real dedicated time, you will hit your goal.

“But Riz I can’t block off 2 hours of my time…?”

Then you can’t reach this goal. Go pick something else.

But while you’re here, I’m going to make damn sure that you hit that goal.

Listen. I’m here to give you a hug, and a slap.

A hug to tell you, “I’m here to help you. I got your back.”

A slap to tell you, “Now stop being a pussy, you can do this.”

And if you ever feel that you can’t, or something is holding you back, or that you’ve reached an obstacle you can’t overcome. I’ll help you overcome that obstacle.

But for now — schedule that goal in your calendar.

Step 5. Take action, right now

Did I say the last step was the most important?

This is the most-est important step. This is the difference between success and failure.

You’ve got your goal. You’ve got your plan. You’ve got your actions steps.

But if you don’t take action, you won’t get anywhere. That’s the difference between winners and also-ran.

The people who make a difference in the world, and the ones who whine about how the world sucks.

Action.

That’s what every champion has for breakfast. Action.

You know the actions you have to take. GO DO IT NOW.

Take one action. Do one pushup. Call one person. Write one paragraph. Right. NOW.

If you don’t, everything fails. This is it. Action. Do it. Then come back here.

*slap*

I love you — but you have to take action now.

I’ll wait.

*hug*

Good job.

It wasn’t so hard, was it?

Tomorrow it will be easier.

But we’ll do it again. And again. And again. And again.

Next week it will be easier still.

Next month, you won’t even notice it.

And the next time we talk about this — you’ll laugh at how silly this conversation seems.

Now that you’ve taken one action towards one of your goals — take action on the rest of them before you do anything else.

The sooner you take action on your plans the faster you will reach your goals.

But there are a few obstacles to achieving your goals too. Let’s look at that.

What To Look Out For When Using The Power Of Consistency

There’s one big problem with using the power of consistency to reaching your goals.

Results.

They are slow to come by.

If I look at doing 100 pushups, it won’t happen for me tomorrow. It won’t even happen for me next week. Not even next month.

It will seem slow. It will feel like a tread. Like I’m running through waist-deep mud.

It will feel like I’m not getting anywhere. That’ what it will feel like for you, too. When you start it will be slow going.

One step forward — two steps back. Your arms will ache. Shoulders will hurt.

You voice will crack the first time you pick up the phone.

These are all things that you (and me) have to go through. This is the price of your goals. The price of reaching the summit.

Don’t let this discourage you. Remember you’re not alone.

Two things you can do;

First, remember why you want to achieve this goal. Read over your goal again.

Second, know that everyone who achieved this goal went through the same pains.

Every best-selling author got rejected countless times before they got published.

Every Olympic athlete had to do countless hours before they got to the Olympics.

Every World Champion got knocked down in the ring before they raised the belt.

If you’re getting kicked and bruised — you’re in good company. You’re with champions. Only the people in the stands walk out of the arena without getting blood or sweat on their clothes.

Champions are made of blood and sweat. You’re a champion.

You’re in the arena now — and you won’t shy away from the punches.

You’re a champion.

Now go take action. CHAMP.

Quick Recap Of The Power Of Consistency

Before you go, here’s a quick recap of what you learned today

  • How the 20-mile march helped a champion win against all odds
  • The power of consistency in getting your goals
  • How to use small steps, to achieve even the hardest goals
  • The main difference between winners and those sitting on the sidelines of life
  • PLUS much more

Here’s a list of actions steps you can take to use the power of consistency

Action Steps To Use Power Of Consistency

  1. Pick one goal each from health, wealth, and productivity
  2. Discover where you are right now
  3. Create a plan to achieve each goal
  4. Break this plan into daily action steps
  5. Take one action towards your goals right now

These five steps are all you need to achieve your goals and use the power of consistency.

By implementing these steps, you will be closer to your goals than you ever imagined.

Over time, with action, your goals will become a reality.

Did I Say Too Much? Not Enough?

Now it’s your turn. Let me know what your three goals are. Leave a comment below or send me an email to tell me what your goals are.

And I’ll give the encouragement or a kick in the backside that you need to achieve these goals over the next 90 days.

So leave a comment and let me know how I can help you achieve your goals in the coming 90 days.

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