If you could pick one defining trait amongst those you think are the most successful, what would it be? Many individuals have a lot of things in common but are contained to their respective fields. For instance, successful athletes are all athletic to some degree. However, successful doctors or engineers probably don't have the same skills as an athlete, yet they're still successful. Although they're in different worlds, there's something universal that ties them all to the same string of success.
The Father of Western Kettlebell Training
Father of kettlebell training, Pavel Tsastouline, could easily be described as one of the most elite and premier fitness trainers in the west. What makes a diet program work? Is it the same thing that makes us admire certain people? What is the universal ingredient? In dieting, one theme rings true no matter what nutritional program you use: the diet you stick to will be the one that works. In other words, consistency creates success.
Consistency Trumps Intensity
His teaching revolves around one idea: consistency trumps intensity. The idea is sound. One can go as intense as he or she wants, but that can only last so long. Eventually, you must stop. Unfortunately, short bursts of crazy activity is just that: short. However, if you pace yourself with just enough of a challenge that you can keep going day-after-day, you will always beat the guy who kills himself one day and has to rest the next. The same is true in business.
So what makes someone successful? Consistency. Steady work everyday will always win against burnout. What works in business? Whatever you can stick to in the long run. Every success person you have ever met in whatever field they work in has learned to be consistent in everything. What can you do to be more consistent each day?