When coaches or parents make consistency their foundation, everyone around them becomes more comfortable and every around them has an opportunity to grow. – John Wooden
This quote is aimed at helping parents and coaches, but I believe it applies to all relationships.
When we are consistent in how we interact with someone, they know what to expect. When they know what to expect, trust can grow. And trust is the foundation of a healthy relationship.
Maybe to take that metaphor further, consistency is the bricks or blocks that build that foundation of trust.
Think about a foundation built out of inconsistently sized and shaped bricks. Might not want to build a home on that one.
As you think about the relationships and life you want to build, think about the size and shape of those bricks of consistency.
Are you consistently honest or deceitful?
Are you consistently wise or foolish?
Are you consistently productive or lazy?
Are you consistently caring or selfish?
Those things we do consistently form the foundation on which everything else is built.
What kind of foundation are you building?
Make it a great day.