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The Hidden Secret To Achieving Your Goals

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Consistency also allows you the freedom to have periods of grind and ease. It facilitates a balance based on where you are physically, mentally, and emotionally. You aren’t always going to have the same energy levels, that’s life but if you are consistent in your actions, it enables you to move between these periods and still maintain the results you want.

Consistency Is How You Keep Your Promises

“People like consistency. Whether it’s a store or a restaurant, they want to come in and see what you are famous for.” – Millard Drexler

Consistency is not just about actions in your goals but how you show up to others. If you think about the brands you trust, it is because they keep their promises. Think about your favorite coffee brand, if it tasted different every time you went and the experience changed from average to superior service, eventually you would stop going and spend your money somewhere it will be valued.

Think about your ‘go to’ restaurant, the place that is your old faithful and never disappoints. It is reliable, they know you, the food is what you expect it to be, the experience is memorable and you can trust it when you bring your friends or clients there.

Have you ever had the experience where you recommended a place to someone important and it turns out a disaster and utter disappointment? It is like the place has betrayed you and your trust for good.

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Now – how you are showing up to your teams, clients, colleagues, and family? What are you doing to create a valuable experience with every interaction? Are you consistent in the delivery of your promises? Do you work with integrity or do you drop the ball every few engagements? You are remembered for your last deliverable, not what you happened to do well a few months ago.

Be consistent in your promise and how you show up – especially virtually. You have to ensure you are the same person who arrives in person, online, and across all your socials.

Consistency is key. This goes way deeper than a Facebook profile. Successful networking, gaining sponsors and solid referrals come down to trust. If I refer a client to a supplier, I am putting my reputation on the line in the trust that the supplier will deliver and provide a first-class experience.

When you demonstrate consistency over time, you are more likely to gain credibility and be put forward for introductions, referrals, or even when you ask for more responsibility in your current role.


“You should be far more concerned with your current trajectory than with your current results.” – James Clear

In his best-selling book, Atomic Habits, James Clear says that your days are made up of moments but it is a few habitual choices that determine the path you take.

Consistency is a super-power. It’s the only secret to achieving your goals, not motivation. Make sure you choose actions that catapult you in the direction of the best possible version of yourself. All it takes is just 15 minutes…

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Written By: Lori Milner
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Lori Milner

LORI MILNER is the engaging speaker, author, coach and trainer. She is passionate about empowering women and equipping diverse teams with the tools and skills to fulfil their potential in their careers and personal lives. Her full-service consultancy, Beyond the Dress (BTD), helps individuals to build harmony into their personal and professional lives. Lori’s expertise is self-leadership; her focus areas include smart time and goal management, stress management, inter-personal skills, personal branding, mental mastery and leadership – and the result is happier and more productive people. Lori is married and lives in Johannesburg, South Africa with her 2 children. Lori delivered a talk for TEDxLytteltonWomen in December 2018 on the topic of ‘How to Create Micro Wins’.View Author posts