Consistency & Discipline

by | Mar 21, 2024 | Leadership

Let’s talk about consistency! Last week, I discussed the importance of Finding Time for Fitness. For me, a morning workout is part of my routine, and it sets my mindset for the day ahead.   

Now that we’re into March and daylight savings time has passed, it’s one of my favorite times of the year. I love it when we spring forward; the days suddenly become longer, and I look forward to an eight-month stretch of longer days ahead.   

This time of the year gets me fired up and makes me want to be outside and be active. It feels great to know that winter is behind us; it’s motivating to me. You often hear that motivation is fleeting, but discipline and consistency are key.   

I recently read a quote about how relentless consistency beats talent, which I greatly believe in. I also heard a quote by Tim Notke stating, “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” Showing up every day relentlessly will take you far in life, whether in fitness, at your job, or in your personal life as a dad, husband, friend, son, etc. — consistency is so key.  

Bruce Lee, whom I’m a huge fan of, said, “Long-term consistency trumps short-term intensity.” We all get excited about New Year’s resolutions and getting ready for summer. That initial motivation fuels us but keeping it going over the long term can be tough.  

I love motivation as much as anybody. Watching a Rocky or Creed movie always excites me and makes me want to work out. Since I was a kid, I’d go out and train for a day or two, get sore and then stop. I didn’t have consistency or discipline for it. Having consistency and discipline is so important in all aspects of your life.  

I’d love to hear from you. Beyond motivation, how do you find the consistency and discipline to achieve your goals?  

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I am the President & CEO of Service Express, a National Best & Brightest Company to Work For. Service Express has averaged double digit growth every year since 2001.

We attribute our success to a unique corporate culture that we call The Service Express Way. I am a member of the Young President Organization and sit on the Board of the Spectrum Health Foundation.