We value genuine people, we value unique people but more often what we expect the most from people is consistency.
Authenticity builds trust and is not mutually exclusive with consistency but what’s guaranteed to give results in any endeavor is consistency.
I’ve worked in the hospital for a short period in my lifetime as a health worker and run night calls/shifts. Hated losing my sleep at the start and when I finally left but every time I think about it – there’s was something to learn from showing up.
Except we were sick ourselves, 99% of the time – we showed up.
It didn’t matter if it were exceeding 12 hours, 24 hours, 36 hours of straight work.
Not because we liked the feeling – we were not Navy Seals looking forward to suffering but because it was what we signed up for.
It was doing something beyond us. Most importantly, it was service to humanity.
What does showing up daily to yourself mean to you?
1) Pushing yourself daily to take action and build healthy habits that can help you reach your best potential.
If you’re never pushing yourself – you’re not going to leave your comfort zone.
You’re never gon' know exactly what extent your mind can reach.
2) Being Present within & without
There’s a quote that says “fault is past tense, responsibility is present tense.”
Showing up daily shows you live in the present and are confident of the future.
If you’re trapped by the past you can’t show up daily – winners who show up daily live fully in the present.
3) Being Consistent and keeping your flow going
Take for example, the writing game. Seth Godin believes that nothing like ‘writer’s block’ exists.
In fact, I’ve 10x my blogging habits by just following this principle:
“Write something. Then improve it.
Then write something else.
Repeat the process until you have a post.
There’s no such thing as writer’s block.
There’s simply fear of bad writing. Do enough bad writing and some good writing is bound to show up.”
4) Showing up daily is a Mindset Game
Always remember you’re competing with no one else but yourself. Its You vs you. Work on developing the right habit, right mindset, show up every day to your goals and vision.
5) Do it anyways
Once you work on your mind you’ll realize that you got to do it anyway.
Tired? Scared? Uncertain about the outcome? – Do it anyway.
Your only focus at the start is to make sure your goals align with your values. Nothing else can stop you if you decide to follow thought your plans and executing.
6) Staying Committed & saying no to interesting opportunities
Commitment shows you’ve made the decision yourself. Don’t commit to things and people you don’t care about just to please them.
Be an Essentialist in making commitments –
Showing up daily is all about keeping commitments – starting from yourself by following through on what you say you’re going to do.
7) Never giving up
Winners never quit and quitters never win.
Don’t give up because you haven’t started seeing the results you expect. Don’t give up because you think you can no more make it.
Don’t quit even before starting.
Shoot your shots daily.
You show up for yourself because you accept yourself, support yourself and love yourself.