"When motivation is low, consistency needs to be high. If you stay consistent, eventually the motivation will roll back." – Jim Jones
Keeping a Baseline is the Key
Motivation is going to come and go. There are times where you will feel more motivated than other times.
So, what’s the solution? To keep a high baseline.
Consistently keeping a high baseline with the expectations and rules you’ve set is the key to winning in the long term.
Keeping a high baseline saves you when inspiration and motivation is low. You’re still winning because the baseline you’ve set is high.
Keeping a high baseline gives you the chance to absolutely kill it when things are humming.
Always Moving Forward
If you’re consistent, you’re moving forward… even when motivation is low. If you aren’t consistent, you’re at rest. When you’re at rest, you’re getting worse.
Consistency is the sauce. It’s the foundation for my body of work throughout my career.
Sure, you’re not going to be 100% consistent every hour of every day but being consistent a high percentage of the time helps you win.
It will make you better. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but what about on day 183, when you are fucking locked in, ultimately motivated, and there's an opportunity in your life to get better and you fucking blaze it?