Consistency > Intensity
We live in a world that focuses on shortcuts, lifehacks, and optimization. Ideally, it would be great to go to the gym and perform the perfect workout, eat the right amount of food, and get the right amount of rest. Unfortunately, the world is not an ideal place, and people have things to do.
What ends up happening, is people get into the mindset of, “I’m either going to do it right, or I’m not going to do it at all”. For example, I have a friend who loves to talk about the latest workouts. After his 3 hour gym session, he makes a massive protein drink with soy milk, almonds, and greek yogurt. But because it takes so much effort, he goes to the gym once a month. If it’s raining, he’ll skip the day because it’s too much effort. If he’s tired from work, he’ll skip the day because he’s tired. All of a sudden, a month has gone by and he hasn’t gone to the gym. What’s the point of optimizing if you don’t even go.
That’s why I believe that consistency is better than intensity. Quantity is better than quality. That’s why I write terrible blogs everyday. By doing this every day without fail, I’ve naturally become a better writer. I can spew out an article in 5 mins. By going to the gym everyday (one or two breaks a week) and doing some B.S. workout for an hour, I’m already top tier in terms of fitness amongst my group of friends.
I was discussing success with one of my Real Estate mentors. He says there’s only two words that you need to remember to be successful in anything. ‘Persistent’ and ‘Consistent’. Now you know how to become successful, just be consistent and persistent and you will reach any goal you desire!
Looking forward to the future, the possibilities are endless