Which Is Better- Consistency Or Intelligence?
This may be difficult to believe but the power of consistency is more powerful and important than an impressive IQ. When you follow through your goals consistently you are highly likely to become successful. To succeed in anything you need Consistency & Grit.
As interesting at it may sound, over time consistency beats talent! People who spend their times doing the same thing repeatedly improve their craft, learn how to optimise their craft, and end up becoming more successful. Therefore, in large organisations it is preferred to increase the salary of staff to keep them doing what they do well, rather than move them to other roles where they will have to be re-trained. If you think about Warren Buffet, it took him about 40 years to hone his ability to be one of the world’s best investors. Jeff Bezos sold his first book on amazon in 1995 and he has been improving the process for the next 25 years.
Many talented individuals give up too easily on their dreams and projects. Talent and skill alone are not enough to build success. These attributes are usually tested by time, the big question is how consistent are you? How committed are you to the process? This is where people struggle mostly, and this is what successful people develop early enough. It is the power of grit and consistency, combined with creativity that helps people succeed and stay successful.
Life will throw you curveballs, and you will fail along the way, you will stumble, fall and sometimes feel lost. You have to remember that this is all part of the process, it's all part of the journey. Embrace your failures because failure is a necessary tool; it is important never to view failure as an end but a means to an end. Failure is an opportunity to see through another set of lenses and an opportunity to re-calibrate and re-focus. Never be too hard on yourself whenever you fail, pick yourself up and look at another way of succeeding. The famous story goes that Albert Einstein attempted to create the light bulb 10,000 times, he also tried two thousand materials in search of the right filament for the light bulb. He is quoted as answering questions on failure saying " I haven't failed I have just found 10,000 ways that won't work!"
I have seen a lot of intelligent people give up to easily, and I have also seen a lot of people labelled failures enjoy huge successes because they chose consistency and grit.