Two words just excited me in a way that made my mind race and lit a fire deep within my heart: Consistency Compounds.
I was listening to the Rise Podcast with Rachel Hollis. (In case you’ve been living under a rock, Rachel Hollis is the amazing author behind the “Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant To Be“). In this episode, she interviewed John C. Maxwell on the topic: What success really means. Whether you have your own business, are an employee, or just looking to be better, you have got to listen to this episode. John Maxwell is so brilliant on his own, and when you pair him up with Rachel Hollis, get ready because you know it’s going to be amazing!
Here’s the example that John Maxwell gave to the listeners: A college student graduates from college and is praised when walking across the stage to receive her diploma. Her success, however, is not from walking across the stage, but from all of the many decisions she made in order to get to that point. Basically all of the consistent things she did over time in order to achieve the ultimate one of graduating.
In order to graduate, she had to first make the decision to go to college. While at school, she had to wake up on time to attend class, do her homework, pass the tests, and whatever other requirements were needed. Each time she made the decision to do the seemingly (at the time) insignificant things, she was being successful. By doing the needed tasks, she was moving herself one step closer to the ultimate goal of graduating. In other words, she had to be consistent and show up every single day. Over time her consistent ways compounded and eventually grew exponentially into graduation and more doors opening because of that.
Her success wasn’t graduating from college; her success was being consistent every single day. That’s the reason she was even able to get her diploma. That’s the power given when consistency compounds.
The same thing unfolds every day being an entrepreneur. There are tasks that need to be done, no matter how big or small, so that your business can grow. If you check out and don’t do the “little” things, the tasks don’t get done and your business doesn’t grow. It’s that simple. The beauty of consistency is that even though you may not see it right away, all the things being done add up over time, and then BOOM. All of a sudden your business experiences a rapid growth. This growth is a direct result of all of the many tasks that you did daily and did not waver on.
While listening to this particular podcast I had many “ah-ha” moments and took a lot of notes. It was just that good & it came at a really great time for me. I hope that you will take some time to listen to it because I can promise you that you will benefit from it. Being an entrepreneur can be tough at times, but so can being stagnant and not chasing your dreams. I guess it’s all about picking your hard. Building a business, even though it can have a lot of growing pains, well, that’s completely worth it to me.