One key ingredient that is required for success in life is consistent effort. Effort by itself does not achieve much. However sustained effort over a long period of time will definitely bring its reward. We have to persist in our efforts only then will be see the fruits of our actions.
For example if we wanted to become an accomplished player in any musical instrument we must make sure we practice every day. It is not enough to spend long hours in bursts. We need to practice regularly. Similarly if we want to excel in writing skills we must allot some time to writing on a daily basis. We should not adopt the attitude of waiting for divine inspiration before writing. If we make writing a regular habit where we allot certain hours of the day for writing then pretty soon we will become good at it. We will get more ideas as we write more often. If we want to improve our general health we must ensure that we exercise regularly. There are a few who exercise is bursts and get upset when they don’t see results. The secret to good health is constant and regular exercise.
Whichever field we look to and whatever we want to achieve can only be obtained through a consistent and sustained effort for long periods of time. There may be occasions when such a ritual will appear distasteful. But if we keep doing it we will slowly start noticing our own improvement in the skill and we will start to get into the flow.
We are generally awed when we watch an artiste perform on stage or a professional player play with such power and grace. We must understand that to reach that stage perfection he or she must have gone through many, many hours of consistent and regular practice. Behind all successful people there are years of rigorous practice.
This in essence is the secret mantra for success and achievement in life. To put it succinctly we could say that “Consistency breeds competency”.