There is something to be said for consistency. This personality trait acts as a stabilizing force when sales are called into question. Without this factor within a company, virtually every part of the internal workings can be disrupted, forcing those at work to be reactive as opposed to proactive.
Being consistent requires harmony within your personal daily structure. It also allows for growth outside your comfort zone that is manageable because you have planned for the diversion. Being consistent does not mean that you have to be monotonous. It does call upon us to be accepting of various approaches, to try new things that increase our creativity, to fashion new directions while building upon older stable processes and systems. Without an understanding of consistency, our ability to sell persistent stability to clients becomes severely limited.
Consistency is built on history within every part of our lives. It provides a firmness of character and a valuable constitution for daily living. It also allows us to be ready for change, to adapt as necessary to new ideas, challenges and programs that are made available for us to grow our relationships, our knowledge base, and our overall permanence of character. Being consistent is an admirable quality that many do not exploit. By using a consistent approach everyday, you will be ready for the inevitable changes and difficult decisions that will come your way.
SOME GREAT QUOTES
“When the pursuit of natural harmony is a shared journey, great heights can be attained.” - Lynn Hill
“The true result of endeavor, whether on a mountain or n any context, may be found in its lasting effects rather than in the few moments during which a summit is trampled by mountain boots. The real measure is the success or fall of the climber to triumph, not over a lifeless mountain, but over himself: the true value of the enterprises lies in the example to others of human motivation and human contact.” - Sir John Hunt
“Inconsistency is the only thing in which men are consistent.” - Horace Smith in Tin Trumpet
“It is not best to swap horses while crossing a river.” - Abraham Lincoln
“There are those who would misteach us that to stick in a rut is consistency – and a virtue, and that to climb out of the rut is inconsistency – and a vice. - Mark Twain
“In baseball, my theory is to strive for consistency, not to worry about the numbers. If you dwell on statistics you get shortsighted, if you aim for consistency, the numbers will be there at the end." - Tom Seaver
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