The Importance of Showing Up

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

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