Be consistent, I had heard- because consistency
Leads to results, it is the key
That unlocks the secrets of success
I dismissed that advice as idealistic jargon, I confess
The truth is consistency was difficult for me
To sustain, I was constantly seduced by novelty
Consistency implied something predictable and repetitive
To living an interesting life, predictability was not conducive..
So I started projects, abandoned them along the way
With a plate full of activities and travel, my schedule varied from day to day
I dreamt about achieving my objectives without
Putting in a consistent effort, no doubt
I’m not exaggerating when I say
The pandemic brought more structure to my day
With avenues for new experiences seriously diminished
To a more consistent schedule I had to switch
What’s more, I never even gave it a thought
Showed up day after day for myself, and this brought
Results that I had not even anticipated
Appeared before me unexpectedly- I was elated
Those few extra pounds that appeared fixtures permanent
Had melted away, because my workout regimen was consistent
The books I lamented I had no time to read
Adorned my bookshelves during this time indeed..
In many other areas positive results I found
Because I was being consistent all around..
These days I show up for myself every day
Consistency gets rewarded along the way
One thought on “The Importance of Showing Up”
Good for you! Consistency can be a wonderful thing.
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