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“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”

~ Calvin Coolidge

No doubt that the greatest hindrance to progress and success is fear. Everyone agrees about this. However, at some point in time, there are those who will dare face it head on and break it’s hold on them.

I have come to realize that fear has a very strong relative…whom many people will face immediately after smashing him in the face with an inspired action.

In my very first post on Life Signatures, I encouraged people to break the paralysis that fear brings by being active in doing something…anything. That message still makes sense. There is no bigger cure of fear than a visionary finding something physical to engage his mind in. Fear’s primary agenda is to paralyze people from expressing their signature on earth.

For many people who are in the process of conquering it, they know that fear is not conquered by one blow of action For many people who are in the process of conquering it, they know that fear is not conquered by one blow of action. Life Signatures

It is conquered by incessant and persistent action. That is why fear has cropped up a very strong relative called inconsistency so the two of them can be successful in their primary agenda.

You know that it has been rumored that habits create character. Habits are born out of persistent and consistent action. Consistent action is both a function of passion and discipline.

I have come to learn that we were created to be engaged in something we are passionate about. Yet I have also learnt that that passion will not come to the fore by itself…passion must be pursued by persistent action.

“Passion will not come to the fore by itself…passion must be pursued by persistent action”.

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Let me say it again: The second biggest enemy after fear is inconsistency. [Tweet This] When you go out and start something then you break the cycle…you get exactly what fear wants you to get in the first place…paralysis.

If you see a successful person, they most certainly would have paid the price of staying consistent in their pursuit of dreams that matter to them.

Many people will tell of their varied secrets of success, but none of them beats this: Never Giving Up!

Here is what you can do to guarantee consistency:

1. Plan your actions:

Before hand, make sure that you have set aside two things: Time and Place for the action that you will be taking. Make sure that everything on your timetable is planned around your inspired action. The biggest reason as to why people are inconsistent is because they do not plan to be consistent!

2. Track Your Actions:

There is a lot of inspiration that comes from daily tracking your action and rewarding yourself some scores whenever an action or actions are completed. These will effectively help you track your performance index. Granted, sometimes the chain might be broken, but with a tracking formula, you will be able to record the reasons as to why the chain was broken and act on them.

3. Use manageable pieces:

People give up because they bite off way too much than they can chew at a go. Someone has never run 4 Kilometers in years…yet they want to start off by running 10 Kilometers on their very first day of taking inspired action! It will backfire on you. Start slowly, increase the temple over some days. Take your time. Remember, it is a coalition of small things over time that will guarantee major changes…not grand and major things at once.

4. Use small time intervals:

There should be a very minute time interval between your inspired actions. A long delay between your inspired actions attracts laziness and causes you to be susceptible to breaking the chain of inspired actions.

5. Accountability:

Throw your heart in the ring. Tell someone like a mentor to hold you accountable on a consistent basis on the action that you promised to take

6. Review your progress occasionally:

It is important to take a look back at where you have been. See how you have been doing. See what can be changed. See how better we can do some things.

It is not just taking action that kills fear, it is incessant persistence of inspired action that finally delivers the goods.

Have a persistent day, won’t you?