“If you want to be taken seriously, be consistent.”
Consistent- /kənˈsistənt /
constantly adhering to the same principles, course, form
My Story About Being Consistent
For almost seven years, we’ve had an issue with dishes in our house.
I have a thing about putting my hands in dish water and the mister would rather eat steak with a plastic fork & knife to instead of washing dishes. There have been times when I’ve thrown a dish away because the food was dried on and I didn’t want to touch it. Don’t judge, I’m just keeping it real.
Be here’s the kicker, I can’t stand having dirty dishes. I just don’t want to be the person who washes them.
The mister & I have had many heated discussions about dishes. We’ve tried only using disposable plates, cups, and flatware. But failed because we were left with a sink full of pots and pans. I tried the “wash the dishes every night” habit but after a couple of days that failed too. Now you might be thinking, why don’t they just get a dishwasher? With my head hanging in shame, I admit, we have a functional dishwasher. Shame on us, I know.
It wasn’t until about a month ago, while looking at a sink full of dishes, that I’d had enough. I didn’t ever say anything to Mr. B because I was pass the point of nagging. I just started the habit of rinsing my dishes off and putting them in the dishwasher. I also made it a habit to rinse off any dishes used by Mr. B whenever I saw them in the sink. After about two weeks of doing this consistently, I notice that Mr. B had started to rinse his dishes off and put them in the dishwasher without be asked. Did you read that last part… without being asked . And to add sprinkles on top, the other day he said, I like what we’ve been doing with the dishes. Hallelujah! We’ve seen the light!What you do everyday matters more than what you do every once in a while.Click To Tweet
You see, when you do thing every once in a while, you won’t see real results. It’s the things you do everyday that brings about change. Only when you are consistent in your thoughts and actions will people take you serious. It doesn’t matter if it’s making your bed, creating a business, leading a team, running a blog, or doing the dishes. If you want to be successful you have to be consistent. You have to practice what you preach.
My Challenge To You
So my challenge to you is to find an area in your life where you need to be more consistent and come up with one task you will complete everyday. Remember no excuses and no BS.
And if you’re really brave, share your task in the comments below for some social accountability.