This post will be dedicated to outlining the simple truth and insight that is the key to personal success and world change. Its one of those points that are so simple, so much in our face, that the great majority of humanity miss it, and take it for granted.
Albert Einstein was keenly aware of this simplistic principle when he stated that that: “Compound interest is the most powerful force in the universe” – and what he in-fact shared in this statement was a simple observation of how consistency of application creates the phenomenon of accumulation – and if you take a look at this world, you will to see that all the structures of the world, our societal structures, or family structures, down to the structures of our personal living has been created and formed through this principle of accumulation.
To understand the power of consistency, and the power of accumulation, take a look at a the life of a tree – it starts out as a small seed, laughably small – and if we didn’t know anything about how trees are in-fact created – we’d probably never expect that trees are developed from small seeds, I mean, how can something so big, stable, and massive as a tree have its origin in a little insignificant seed?
Yet, regardless of the smallness of seed, it will when planted in the earth, and given proper nourishment, grow up to be a fundamentally strong structure that will stand for several hundreds of years, that will stand through rain, drought, and storms – it will persist the harshest of conditions – and this goes to show the power of accumulation. Because look at the nature of the seed – the seed is programmed to on a consistent basis utilize the nourishment of its environment to strengthen itself, and it will do this day by day, year by year, decade by decade, it will remain steadfast, dedicated, and disciplined, in every moment it will build itself, grow itself, and develop itself – and the result is a massive and unwavering block of wood.
Thus, the tree is the perfect example of the power of consistency, and it shows us the key to self-change and world-change – its all about consistency – its all about NEVER giving up – its all about NEVER giving in – its all about walking that extra mile each and every day with no excuses allowed – and on this very same principle the great corporations of this world has been birthed – take a look at the successful entrepreneurs of this world and see what they have to share about their life, and you will notice that they have one thing in common – perseverance and steadfastness – they will not budge – they will move come hell or high water.
Calvin Coolidge has said that: “Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! Has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”
For those of us that are passionate about a new world truly magnificent, consistency, steadfastness, and perseverance are essential skills to develop – because it will be by our ability to stand and move – day by day – breath by breath – that change inevitably will come and become a reality.
An example from my own life where I have experienced the power of consistency and accumulation comes from my process of education: about 4 years ago I decided to study law – I didn’t have sufficient academic credentials to do this and thus I required to walk a process to up my grades – this I did through studying at least 2 hours each day after my workday was complete – which enabled me to take an exam and up my grades sufficiently for me to get admitted to law studies after 6 months of consistent after hour studies.
After this my law education followed, and I was from the beginning determined to receive the best grades possible, because I knew that this would open up many doors and opportunities in my future – and thus I decided to study at least 8 hours each day – the accumulation of this decision was that I did receive the highest grades possible – and now when I am at the end of my education – I stand with a range of possibilities and opportunities in regards to a future career in the field of law.
Thus, consistency is the KEY to the future – and what we create as our future will be a function of what we put into our life’s on a daily basis – on a breath per breath basis – and the great thing about living consistency is that you will be able to look back at your life and see progress, movement, and development – just as the tree will look back at its own development with satisfaction – thus the greatest gift you can give to yourself, as well as humanity as a whole, is the application of consistency directed towards creating a world that is best for all – in all ways – in the end we are our own worst enemies, when we do not let ourselves live by the simple truth that existence is based on blocks of moments accumulated one by one – breath by breath.
Let’s accumulate, let’s bring into life what we’ve always wanted – that which is best for ourselves and accordingly – best for all.
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