Long-Term Consistency Trumps Short-Term Intensity
In only thirty two years, Bruce Lee is credited in 26 films as action star and or director. He taught martial arts, wrote about martial arts and philosophy and was also a poet. His contributions to the world at large were so extensive he was named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the 20th century.
How does someone achieve so much in so little time? Consistent effort, day in and day out.
Be the driving force of your own life
Some days you wake up feeling great. You’re so fired up to get things done nothing can stand in your way and so you put on your running shoes and chase life down. Other days you don’t really even want to get out of bed. Short term bursts of activity certainly feel good. You feel like you’re getting a lot accomplished, but if you’re starting and stopping all the time it’s impossible to build any momentum. In order to really achieve anything you have to be consistent in your efforts. That means creating a plan and sticking to it. Pushing through on days when you have no inclination to do anything, and holding yourself accountable. You may not become one of Time Magazine’s most influential people, but you will certainly be a driving force in your own life!