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You're not inconsistent...
You just lack discipline—keep reading.
Please bear with me as I attempt to articulate my point around the need to replace consistent with disciplined.
By definition, consistent means marked by harmony, regularity, or steady continuity.
Honestly, a person can be consistently inconsistent in actions without follow-up or follow-through around their verbal commitments.
For example, we consistently say we're going to work out tomorrow and never do. We continuously put off what we could do today, tomorrow. We are, in fact, consistent at not showing up.
Instead, we should aim to become more disciplined rather than consistent.
Disciplined by definition is training that corrects, molds, or perfects the mental faculties or moral character.
[My reference point for this is the Bible and Jesus' example.]
At this point in my Instagram ted-talk, we need to examine complacent areas in our lives where we lack the discipline or self-control to become a better version of ourselves.
Need a refresher on complacent? Gotcha.
Marked by self-satisfaction, especially when accompanied by unawareness of actual dangers or deficiencies.
Highlight: UNAWARENESS OF ACTUAL DANGERS AND DEFICIENCIES.
You're not inconsistent!
You're consistently unaware of actual dangers and deficiencies within yourself to become better because YOU lack the discipline to do so.
AND by no means is this to shame you into feeling miserable about where you are today. If anything, may this be a reminder to know that as long as you have breath in your body, YOU CAN become a better version of yourself, NOW!
The secret sauce to becoming more disciplined is being honest about where you fall short and allowing people to walk life out with you.
Bonus points: These people MUST BE disciplined in this area of your shortcoming.
[Again, my standard for moral living is BIBLE-BASED by context and not a personal definition.]
I fell off too. But shout out to my community, who helped me complete a daily morning, night, and workout routine to optimize my new season and stop making excuses. Had I not spoken up or allowed their help... I, too, would still be in this inconsistent pattern of excuses I allowed myself to fall into.
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