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“Long-term consistency beats short-term intensity.” ~ Bruce Lee
The contrast in this quote challenges me. Frequently challenges me. Sometimes it drives me nuts and other times it’s exactly what I’m embracing.
As a coach, we work to help our clients achieve transformational change. This takes work to identify the barriers that are preventing the client from living and acting in a way that fulfills them and allows them to achieve their goals. Transformation seems like a word associated with short-term intensityso is coaching a high-intensity activity?
No. Coaching is a consistent process of changing beliefs and behaviors until the wall between living a fulfilled life and living the life you’re tolerating breaks down. This takes consistent effort to identify and removes barriers. There’s no short cut. You have to do the work. The transformation occurs when the client has the emotional and mindset strength to break through the wall they created and finally step through the debris and into their new beliefs and behaviors. Free and unencumbered by their previous derailing belief system.
For my personal goals, I crave jumping to the end and celebrating the new life having achieved my goals. Losing all the weight I want, taking those trips I’m saving for, completing that amazing work projects I’m working on.
But it doesn’t work that way. I gotta do the work, every day, consistently to achieve my goals. As garyvee says, “Fu k your gonna” and just starthustle!
When I consistently hustle, every day, to get my fitness goals done, my regular work goals done, my public speaking goals done, and most important, my family goals donethen I will achieve long-term success.
If I try to short-cut any of these, not only will I fail, but I’ll miss out on the consistent behavioral evolution that allows transformation to occur and creating a sustainable new life of fulfillment.
Stay focused. Make small changes, every day and learn to recover quickly if I fall of the path. Each day is a recommitment to my goals and living my authentic purpose.