Power of Consistency: A key that opens all doors

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Wouldn’t it be just wonderful if you could find a single solution to everything in the world?

A dynamic solution like that would of course come with a catch.

Because the answer is “Consistency”. And the catch is that, consistency always comes with “persistence” sashaying on its left arm. The two are inseparable. And tethering on a thin chord not too far behind this power couple, is the little boy wonder we all want – success.

Too much of an analogy? Nevertheless, here are some examples that will prove the formula works everywhere – be it in matters of the heart, sports, professional success, war or great life changing discoveries.

#1 Refusing to give up

Hrithik Roshan, the Bollywood actor, launched his own brand- HRX. The brand, a personification of the man himself – a man determined to push himself to his extremes. Being born into an affluent family didn’t make the journey to being one of the top actors in Bollywood easy. From overcoming speech problems as a child to proving his doctors wrong when they diagnosed him with scoliosis and predicted he could never become an actor, Hrithik Roshan has crossed every wall life put in his way, reducing it to nothing more than a speed bump.

After all, this is the man who as a child practiced for 36 hours just to be able to explain to his cook exactly what he wanted to eat. And even today, in the midst of all his success, he still practices every day.

Consistency is not perfection. It is simply refusing to give up.

#2 Fitness

If you are a fitness freak, you already know this. If you are not, then you should know, that running for 2 hours a day and then not running for the next 2 weeks will result in nothing but sore muscles. Sporadic spurts of rigorous exercise is strenuous for the body. Instead a steady but consistent increase in intensity will more likely give you better results. “Long term consistency trumps short term intensity” said Bruce lee, world renowned martial artist and action film actor. “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.”

A consistent workout routine also improves your mental health as endorphins released by the body as a result of regular workouts will enhance your mood and let you experience positive feelings.

#3 Love

In any relationship, consistency is key. If you want to win over that girl, be consistent in your efforts, so that she takes you seriously. Lack of consistency could be seen as lack of interest. A man who is consistency will never have to complain about loyalty.

If you are a parent, then you know how the consistent presence and love of your parents (or lack of it) influenced you.

#4 War: Consistency and the human mind

Robert E. Cialdini, in his book ‘Influence: the psychology of persuasion’ tells that, once we have made a choice or taken a stand, we have a “nearly obsessive desire to be (and to appear) consistent with that commitment.”

 

A surprising example of this was seen in the Korean wars when prisoners of war from the United States gave away military secrets, informed on fellow prisoners and even publicly denounced their country, without being beaten or threatened. The prisoners were made to state mild anti-American statements, like the “United States is not perfect.”

 

The critical step was that they were made to write it down, preventing them from denying the statement on a later occasion, thereby forcing them to corroborate the same. Thus, using these mild remarks the prisoners were then pushed to expand on ways in which this statement was true.

 

Not wanting to be inconsistent they complied. To remain further consistent, they would agree to read their statements aloud in a discussion group and later maybe even record it as an anti-America radio broadcast. This then kept escalating until they completely change their self-image, not wanting to appear inconsistent.

 

#5 Business: Branding and loyalty

The ultimate objective for any company is consumer loyalty. A consistent presence in terms of visuals as well as messages, will improve the top of mind recall for the consumer.

This is because, through repeated visibility and consistent presence, the brand and it’s product moves to the permanent memory of the consumer. And like in the previous example, if the consumer admits to himself and to another at some point that he prefers one brand over another, they continue to be loyal to the brand,  if only to stay true to their statement. Without brand consistency, customers will lose sight of the message you are trying to portray and vital trust in your business.

However, companies also need to be consistent with their services. No one wants to deal with a company they can’t rely on for consistency. With so many industries being saturated with competitors, inconsistency is often enough of a reason for consumers to take their business elsewhere.

If you are persistent you will get it. If you are consistent you will keep it. This is a principle that applies everywhere. Consistency shows value in whatever you’re chasing.

“Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hardwork gains success. Greatness will come.”  ~ Dwayne “the rock” Johnson

 

Author’s Bio

This article has been written by a staff writer at CEO Hangout and Trainer Hangout, units of Zaang Entertainment Pvt Ltd.

 

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Best Foods to Boost Brain Power Focus and Memory

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You study hard. Get enough sleep, at least for a busy college student. Also, you lay off the partying when your studies get intense. Still, you aren’t doing quite as well as you think you should. Maybe your grades are slipping just a bit. Or maybe you find yourself getting overly distracted, tired during lectures, or you just aren’t keeping pace with academic debates. It could be that writing a dissertation seems like too much to try. You may have even found yourself needing writing help.

 

You want to receive the best education possible. Maybe you want to maximize your learning power. The one thing you may be missing is a diet full of brain boosting foods. Keep reading to learn more about foods you should be eating to increase your memory, focus, and recall.

Turmeric

 Turmeric is Ginger’s cousin. It’s used often in Indian cuisine. It’s also the stuff that makes the mustard on your hotdog a bright yellow. There is evidence that it can prevent damage to your brain over time. There is also an indication that turmeric can improve brain function as well.

Try mixing a bit of curry powder (read the ingredient label) into tuna or egg salad. You can also use this information to justify going out for curry a little more often.

 Blueberries

 Blueberries are good for the brain too! In fact, a lead scientist at Tufts University says the blueberry could rightly be called the brain berry. It has been proven to help with memory and coordination.

So, what should you do with blueberries? Where should we start? Stir them into greek yogurt. Mix them into baked goods, and serve them on top as well. Freeze them and eat as cool snacks during hot weather. Make them a part of your morning smoothie. They are a great sweet/tart addition to spinach salad as well.

 Walnuts

 If tough tasks such as thesis writing are seeming even worse these days, your mood could be an issue. Fortunately, one of the many benefits of walnuts is that it acts as a mood booster. Since it’s always easier to study and learn when your spirits lifted, try to incorporate this tasty, tree nut into your diet.

Walnuts make great snacks as they are. They also go well in baked goods and crumbled over salads. Expensive pine nuts can be replaced with walnuts in pesto. You will save money and increase your ability to write a perfect essay.

 Salmon

 Salmon has long been considered a brain boosting food. This is because it contains DHA. Your brain needs this fatty acid to work correctly. It’s also a heart healthy food. So, you have plenty of reasons to indulge.

Use canned or pouched salmon over salads, or tossed with mayo for sandwiches. Enjoy it broiled or grilled with a side of vegetables for dinner. When you go out for sushi, order a salmon roll along with your other selections. Can’t you imagine professional writers from Smart Paper Help company enjoying a salmon dinner while working on their latest manuscript?

 Spinach

 Spinach should already be a part of your diet. It’s inexpensive, versatile, and packed with nutrients. You can also eat a ton of it because it so low cal. It also contains folate that reduces inflammation and makes your brain function better.

Spinach has a place in soups, salads, omelets, and sandwiches. Add it to your favorite soups, and stir it into pasta sauce. It goes exceptionally well with grilled steak or salmon.

 Eggs

 Eggs once got a bad rap. People thought they caused potentially dangerous increases in cholesterol. Now we know better. Eggs are an inexpensive and filling choice. They have antioxidants and vitamin E. Just one can keep you full and focused all morning.

Of course, you don’t have to eat them for breakfast. Enjoy quiche for dinner, or sprinkle some hard-boiled egg over your spinach salad.

 Sardines

 If you are worried about the mercury contamination from eating too much salmon, take a look at sardines. These tiny little fish aren’t around long enough to absorb contamination. This means you can eat them without concern. They contain the same fatty acids that help your brain as larger fish but often come at a lower price.

 

Try sardines, on crackers or in sandwiches, if you choose the canned variety. It’s also good in salads. The fresh stuff is good grilled or sautéed. It could be a unique snack during your next thesis writing session.

 Conclusion

 These foods provide not only great brain benefits; they are also simply good for you. If you are struggling with college writing or keeping up in class, add these to your diet. You’ll be healthier and possibly a bit smarter as a result. Add in a handful of healthy workouts each week and you will be set.

 

Author’s Bio

Angela Baker is experienced specialist who is currently working as a freelance writer and trying to improve herself in the blogging career. She is always seeking to discover new ways for personal and professional growth and is convinced that it’s always important to broaden horizons. That`s why Angela develops and improves her skills throughout the writing process to help and inspire people.

 

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The Power of Imperfect Starts

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Not everybody has a well-defined goal. But most people who do have one are usually on a quest to observe the successful people. Why? Well, in order to copy their strategies and their habits. This may sound like a great plan, but it’s not always such a clever idea as it may seem.

Learning from successful people and creating habits based on their experiences is an excellent way of keeping you disciplined and on the right path to success. But you should keep in mind that all those systems and habits that successful people use, might not be the habits and systems they used when they began their journey. This really makes sense if you think about it.  In order to get started, you should focus on completely different things than when you are only maintaining your success.

Each of us has his own way of emerging out of the unknown, so, trust yourself! Your first step and the most important one is getting rid of the procrastination attitude. You can do that creating constructive habits.

The Difference Between what is Needed and What is Ideal

Following successful people and learning from them is extremely important for your overall development. But remember; never compare yourself with someone who is already prosperous in his field of activity. As we already stated before, the system that you must develop in the beginning is not the same as the one that someone who is already successful uses.

If you ignore this important fact, whenever you look at someone who is already on the peak, you will get the impression that in order to take your first step, you must first get new stuff, new skills, and new connections.

Most of the times that’s not even true; to understand it better I’ll give you a few examples.

Wondering the World

Most people that travel consider that in order to travel smart, they have to spend a lot of money on expensive gear like bag packs, clothes, and accommodations. Even if this is important and may help you a lot along with your trip, it’s not a necessity.

You don’t need expensive shoes to start training or new dishes to start cooking healthy food. And for sure you don’t need new bags to start wondering the world. We like to think that better equipment is what we need in order to travel. But that is more like an excuse than a necessity.

Opening a Business

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When you are just starting your life as an entrepreneur it’s easy to get trapped by details such as a perfect tagline or a crowning logo. These are indeed important but can be determined or improved later. We always plan too much and think too much before even starting putting the first brick. A close friend of mine invested a large sum of money into essay writing services, only to get a ton of content for his newly born business. This is an example of too much too soon.

We wish everything to be perfect and we forget that this is a long term process. Here is the problem; we focus on things that are optimal but not really needed. Again, this may seem like an excuse to procrastinate the start. Try to avoid this struggle by taking action from the beginning.

Eating Healthily

We can see exactly the same “struggle” when people are trying to eat healthily. Let’s say that you just committed to eating healthily and you decide to go see a nutritionist. He will create a healthy eating plan for you with a lot of organic and super-healthy foods. It’s great, isn’t it? Now that you have your plan and everything put together, it’s time to start eating healthily.

Buying all those foods and keeping up with the plan might be a pretty time-consuming activity. And in order to cope with it, you will need a stainless discipline. Most people will quit after just a few days. So, instead of trying so hard to force yourself to eat healthily, you should take everything much slower. Start buying a few vegetables each week and only implement those in your diet. Start small and simple.

Asserting that You Need to “Learn More” In Order to Start

Most people tend to play the “I need to be more prepared” card when they must start something new or implement a certain life-changing habit.

  • You may complain that traveling without a light backpack may be almost impossible, but the truth is that you could handle everything even without it.
  •  Or you may consider that your successful friend is thriving because he uses certain tactics and strategies, but you forget that he didn’t use those when he started his business.
  • You may envy your gym teacher and assert that he uses some mysterious supplements in order to look so good, but you forget that he has been training for the past 8 years.

Concerning yourself with all these insignificant details only prevents you from doing the difficult work. Don’t let ideas of what is ideal to counter you from getting started.

Conclusion

The whole of point of this article is to open your eyes. When you really wish to do something you do it. It’s important to be aware of this in order to spot the excuses that your subconscious mind may be created with the intention of delaying proper action. An imperfect start may be a wakeup call for those who observe it.

Author’s Bio:

Inspired by literature and experience that she got during psychological courses, Amelia White adores writing articles about motivation and productivity. She will be happy to befriend you on Facebook 

 

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Random Thoughts On The Incredible Power of Thoughts

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“Aspiration: The progressive realization of a worthy ideal.” ~ quote from Aspirational Coasters

”For the man who has, will be given more… but the man who has nothing will have taken away from  him what little he has.” – Matt. 13:12

Hang on, that’s not fair. I thought God was supposed to be fair and just. Not very loving if you ask me…

Mmm, now that I’ve calmed down a little maybe there’s  more to this than meets the eye.  My Dad used to say “Nothing is as it seems.”

Over the years I’ve read so much around the simple act of thinking, 60,000 thoughts a day I’m told.

One of my gurus, Dr. Deepak Chopra, teaches that a thought is an impulse of energy and information. 60,000 thoughts must generate quite a bit of energy each day! And what of the “information” that’s attached to the energy, what’s that all about? Someone told me I was the same as a tree, just different information.

OK, I’ll cut to the chase.

I’ve nestled into the belief that says there’s a strong link (infallible?) between my thinking and the circumstances of my life. I’m very content with my life so far. And I see every day that whatever I’ve been thinking about actually appears in my life. Ever so quietly. Subtle, easy to miss at first.

My life-manta as I call it, has appeared in physical form. My mantra’s no secret. It’s “I’m Happy, Healthy, Wise, and Wealthy.” I think about that every day with a heart posture of gratitude.

Coming back to my opening Biblical quote. What do “poor” people think about all day? What dominates their thoughts? I wonder, would it be thoughts of abundance and gratitude. And what do the “wealthy” think about all the time?

These days they say “the gap (between rich and poor) is  widening”. Same principle I suggest. What you think about you get more of. Think abundance, you get more of it. Think lack and poverty, you get more of that.

“.. but the man who has nothing will have taken away from him who little he has.” The rich get richer, the poor get poorer because of the way they are habitually thinking. All that energy and information going the wrong way. “Wrong” meaning lack and deprivation.

My life mantra has been a delight. It’s taken patience and tenacity at times but it works. I am happy, healthy, wise and wealthy. Yes, please. Thank you.

Clive Littin

November 23 2016

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