This collection of quotes are all about consistency and its connection to success.
Being consistent means that you continue to act or do something in the same way over time. Someone who is consistent, keeps on going, keeps on turning up and sticks to their desired routine or habits – the majority of the time.
Why is consistency important?
Consistency is important to success because big goals in life don’t come quickly or easily. They require runs on the board. That eventually add up and accumulate to create a successful outcome.
When we have a big goal in life, we learn what we need to get from the current circumstance to the desired outcome. There will always be actions and steps to take to get us there. If we aren’t consistent in doing these things, we won’t achieve the desired outcome.
A famous example is that of the Tortoise and the Hare, and the popular concept of ‘slow and steady wins the race’.
Consistency is not perfection
If I think about any worthwhile goal I have achieved so far, I can always find a pattern of consistency. In these times, I didn’t always do every single thing I planned to do (life happens right?) but overall, I was about 90% consistent and I still got there. I’m sure you also have examples of times that you weren’t perfect, but you were consistent and this paid off?
Consistency builds momentum, establishes success habits and lifts self-confidence, reinforcing positive beliefs and leading to more and more success.
The longer you maintain consistency in anything, the more likely it becomes that your success will increase exponentially. These quotes all express this sentiment:
“Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.” Dwayne Johnson
“You just gotta keep going and fighting for everything, and one day you’ll get to where you want.” Naomi Osaka
“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” Winston Churchill
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is a habit.” Aristotle
“It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives. It’s what we do consistently.” Anthony Robbins
“What I do every day matters more than what I do once in a while.” Gretchen Rubin
“All winning teams are goal-oriented. Teams like these win consistently because everyone connected with them concentrates on specific objectives. They go about their business with blinders on; nothing will distract them from achieving their aims.” Lou Holtz
“The slower but consistent tortoise causes less waste and is more desirable than the speedy hare that races ahead and then stops occasionally to doze. The Toyota Production System can be realized only when all the workers become tortoises.” Taiichi Ohno
“Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” Sam Levenson
“Things get clear when you do it every day. It’s all right if you can’t do it today. Do it tomorrow, and then the next day and then the day after.” Sarvesh Jain
“Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan.” Tom Landry
“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” Maya Angelou
“Trust is built with consistency.” Lincoln Chafee
“Sometimes things don’t go your way, but you get up and keep going.” CM Punk
“You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Put blinders on and plow right ahead.” George Lucas
“It’s so simple really: If you say you’re going to do something, do it. If you start something, finish it.” Epictetus
“One things guys have to remember is consistency… You can’t make up for three years of eating poorly in just one workout.” Apolo Ohno
“Don’t listen to what anybody says except the people who encourage you. If it’s what you want to do and it’s within yourself, then keep going and try to do it for the rest of your life.” Jake Gyllenhaal
“With consistency, we become one step closer to our dreams and while witnessing small victories on the way!” Purvi Raniga
“Consistency of effort over the long run is everything.” Angela Duckworth
“With consistency and reps and routine you’re going to achieve your goals and get where you want to be.” Mandy Rose
“The key to success is consistency. And right now, the only way for you to actually take action is to believe in yourself.” Zak Frazer
“I’m confident to say that if you want to grow in a profession, consistency is the key… I’m strict about my work goals and training.” Eliud Kipchoge
“Having a story is what people connect with, but the story alone doesn’t allow you to achieve greatness and results. It’s the day-to-day consistency of providing value to your audience.” Lewis Howes
“Consistency is one of the biggest factors in leading to accomplishment and success.” Byron Pulsifer
“I don’t have a formula to pass on. I always did it my own way. Even today, I hold my independence close. It’s what’s most precious to me. Passion. Risk. Tenacity. Consistency. This is my professional history.” Giorgio Armani
“Consistency is what increases your capacity. It’s not about just doing it. Its about how regular you do it. Practise creates discipline.” Janna Cachola
“In baseball, my theory is to strive for consistency, not to worry about the numbers. If you dwell on statistics you get short-sighted, if you aim for consistency, the numbers will be there at the end.” Tom Seaver
“As long as you keep going, you’ll keep getting better. And as you get better, you gain more confidence. That alone is success.” Tamara Taylor
“For me, integrity is the consistency of words and actions. Part of the way that you do that is to ask people questions on some of the most difficult issues that you confront. ‘Take me through where you felt you had to compromise your values.’” Kenneth Chenault
“Consistency is the true foundation of trust. Either keep your promises or do not make them.” Roy T. Bennett
“I’m not going to get somewhere and say, ‘OK, I’m done.’ Success is never final; I’ll just keep on going. The same way as failure never being fatal. Just keep going. I’m going to the stars and then past them.” Conor McGregor
“Consistency is always the best teacher.” Stephon Marbury
“That’s what is incredible about human beings, is the choice to keep going.” Jack Antonoff
“Getting an audience is hard. Sustaining an audience is hard. It demands a consistency of thought, of purpose, and of action over a long period of time.” Bruce Springsteen
“Just keep going. You never know how far you can go.” Gunna
“The more work you put in, and the more you constantly and consistently give good performances against good opponents and constantly exceed people’s expectations, the more you really endear yourself to the crowd. That’s how your career takes off – it’s just consistency and time.” Sami Zayn
“Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, dig deep within yourself to conquer fears. Never let anyone bring you down. You got to keep going.” Chantal Sutherland
“It’s one of those things, like in sports and other situations in life, you’re going to have some adversities and some challenges that are similar to the race. You go uphill one moment and then you go downhill, but that’s life too. You’ve got to be willing to sometimes take it slow but keep going.” Zdeno Chara
“Keep going and keep believing and do what makes you feel good. And when you feel good and get to the point where no-one can take that from you, then that feeling will the best feeling.” NikkieTutorials
Funny Consistency Quotes
Just for a little fun, the following quotes are all about consistency and a little tongue in cheek. Enjoy:
“Consistency is the most overrated of all human virtues… I’m someone who changes his mind all the time.” Malcolm Gladwell
“Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.” Oscar Wilde
“I never made it to the school choir because the music teacher didn’t like my voice. I was pretty sad. But he was probably right; I did have a voice a bit like a goat, but my dad told me to never give up and to keep going, and it’s paid off.” Shakira
“A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago.” Bernard Berenson
“Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are dead.” Aldous Huxley
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