What got me here, won’t get me where I intend to go. I have some really strong muscles and skills and they have served me well. And as I’ve restructured my practice, I hear loudly, the call of CONSISTENCY calling me. HOLY SHIT – do I resist that. I’ve always been consistently inconsistent.
Today Hank Avink shared this phrase in a longer post:
“Know that you are only 5 years away from the exact life you desire. Be willing to think “Consistent” vs “Big”
If you’re consistent, your biggest challenge will be destructive abundance.”
I have always been able to play big. And I’m getting smaller and more consistent – because for me it = SUSTAINABILITY.
I think this is what Hank is saying when he says ‘destructive abundance’ – when we create abundance, the human tendency is to slow down or stop our consistency. And that leaves us having to hit a grand slam home run to catch up.
I see how this has caused problems in my work – especially when I hit health hic-ups. And…
I’m committing to strengthening my consistency muscles. They are puny now, and I’m building muscle by feeling into my natural cadences –my natural rhythms and implementing schedule and system around those cycles. I’m also committing to stockpile podcasts and content so that I can release weekly (this is an edge for me — that almost makes me cringe and if I’m not careful I can sabotage myself by treating this as an excuse.
In the past, I made up that consistently means DAILY or weekly. And that it came with obligation….and I see that my current rhythms actually show me MANY ways I am already that which I desire to be — and that I can do this with ease and grace, instead of force and masculine push.
I have been able to create ONE thing in my business that supports the whole being of my work. And now, to support that one thing – I simply need to implement and be gently consistent with only 3 things.
My biggest obstacle is getting bored – so my other consistency goal is around filling my extra time with so much fucking fun and adventure and connection socially.
I’ve always been a sprinter…. and it served me – until it didn’t.
I will call these practices. Just like my spiritual practices, my creative, and self-care practices…., my green juice practice….
and so it is. AHO.
What about you….what practice, if you implemented and were consistent with – would dramatically change your life or work for the better?
And what do you have to believe to give yourself that gift?