“Consistency is key.”
I usually listen to anything my friend Wendy says. She was born and raised in Chicago, and tends to tell it like it is.
She just started painting two years ago, and last year she raked in more income with painting commissions than most people I know working for someone else. She said being consistent day in and day out is the secret. Working day after day on her craft has lead to the success- it’s lead to an increase in income, a more joyful life because she is doing what her heart loves, and she’s able to share that with others through teaching classes. And I know for a fact, more money is just icing on the cake for her. You can’t put on a price on doing what you love for a living.
You may have heard it takes about 10,000 hours to become an expert in any field (Malcom Gladwell talks about this in his book Outliers). The common denominator with Malcom’s theory and my friend Wendy is consistency. The extreme discipline it takes to even clock in 10,000 hours is insane!
I’ve been thinking a lot of people at the top of their games. Gymnasts performing in the Olympics, Jordan Spieth in the masters. We see moments of success, but not the time and energy that those moments are built on. It was good to be reminded of that today when Wendy told me consistency is key… hard work, discipline, dedication is always behind success stories. Maybe you don’t know what you want your success story to be. Spend time in at least the general realm of what interests you- exploring and learning, trying things, and being open. Opportunities happen when you are in motion, not stagnant.
If you want to check out my friend Wendy and Chris’s shop, check out their shop Sis and Moons!