Listen up! Check out these quotes from Farnam Street:
“The position you find yourself in today is the accumulation of the small choices that you’ve been making for years.
The ordinary choices that guarantee a strong future go unnoticed. There is no pat on the back for doing the right thing just as there is no slap on the wrist for doing the wrong thing.
Not doing the obvious thing you know you should do — the thing that positions you for future success — rarely hurts you right away.
The small choices we make on a daily basis either work for us or against us. One choice puts time on your side. The other ensures it’s working against you.
Time amplifies what you feed it.
For your choices to compound, you need to be consistent. Intensity will only carry you in the short term but if you want compounding results you need consistency.
In the absence of immediate rewards, we can keep up the intensity for a while but most of us become intermittent.
A lack of consistency keeps ordinary people from extraordinary results.” *
*(emphasis denoted from the color red is mine)