Why systems are the key to consistency
When I was younger, I outright rejected consistency. I thought routine was boring and monotony was a fast track to getting old. I chased everything new.. I changed my job, my home, even what country I was in - as often as I could.
Variety is the spice of life, right?
Well, yes, but....
If variety is the spice of life, consistency is the meat and potatoes.
The more time I spend adulting (can you believe that’s actually in the dictionary now?), the more I learn that everything I want - the answer to all my hopes and dreams - is on the other side of consistency.
When we show up, day after day and take specific and strategic action towards our goals, we’re building our life and our dreams brick by brick. We’re not hoping that things work out and we’re not waiting for a lucky break - we’re creating it.
We’re all creators in that sense whether we're doing it intentionally or not.
Now, as much as I’d love to wax poetic all day about achieving our dreams - I’m about to make this all about systems.
If consistency is hard for you, systems can help.
The job of your systems is to bring the right things to you (or your clients / customers) attention at the right time. They take care of repeatable, repetitive things whenever possible so you don't have to do the heavy lifting.
Whether it's task and project management, client onboarding, content creation, sales funnels, or operational things like checking metrics and streamlining finances, a good system will make you consistent without a second thought.
When your systems work for you, they no longer feel like work and they give you back hours of your time. No joke.