Consistently Inconsistent: I Am

Consistency is my archnemesis.

We battle constantly like Itchy & Scratchy, Superman and Lex Luthor…the gangs in the Beat It video.

I won’t issue excuses. Stuff like I’m not built or designed that way doesn’t cut it.

Truth is professionally I’ve tried many tactics but never consistency. I wonder what would happen if I consistently applied consistency?

When you are the driver on a road trip do you try to clock as many miles as possible in a day or do you drive the exactly same amount every single day?

As a writer 1 page a day, every single day for 1 year is 365 pages. Enough for a novel. Or do you just write whatever amount you can that day?

How many good jokes in a row do you have to tell before you’re considered funny? (I know it’s 3 bad jokes in a row before you find yourself constantly single saddled with a terrible rep).

How many times do you have to visit the gym lifting weights before you can become strong?

In business how hard do you have to work to be consistent, even with pressures all around you to either speed up…or slow down?

I don’t actually have answers to any of this. Just random thoughts rumbling through my head on the subway this morning. Plus sometimes it’s better to ensure you’re asking the right questions first…work on your questions before you work on the answers.

I’d like to give consistency a shot; see where it takes me. How it transforms my business, my life. Like eating fruit and looking both ways when crossing the street it seems like a good idea.

Sigh. So then I guess this is a declaration of peace with my archnemesis.

Rather inspiring way to close 2011. May you be equally inspired to make peace with your archnemesis.

Optimus Prime: It’s you and me, Megatron…
Megatron: No, it’s just ME, Prime!

Optimus Prime: At the end of this day, one shall stand, one shall fall!
Megatron: You still fight for the weak! That is why you lose!


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