Consistently Persistent

Do you have plans to write a book? Make a film? Start a company? Do you work on them every single day?

You do not achieve goals by taking breaks here and there, chipping away when you feel like it. You achieve goals by consistently persisting forward and never taking a day off. Thirty minutes per day yields better results than three hours once per week. If you take a break, you will lose momentum. Lose momentum, and your passion project may fade to the back of your mind. You will lose.

If your mission is tied to your very core, then maybe you can survive output droughts. To intertwine your mission to your core in the first place, you need to consistently believe in it. There are feature films I have wanted to produce since I was eleven years old. I have no polished screenplays or financing to show for them, no plans to produce anytime soon. I touch these projects once every few months at best. But I wake up at night after dreaming about them every so often. They will not leave me alone. To make the films, however, I need to commit. I will need to start making daily progress to finish them. They will never get made otherwise.

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2 thoughts on “Consistently Persistent

  1. You do not have my permission to use the phrase “Consistently Persistent”. I coined this phrase over fifteen years ago and have been using it publicly long enough to be able to claim ownership. If you are as creative as you want people to believe you are then come up with something original instead of copying other people.

    • Hey Mark,

      I applaud your consistently persistent efforts to extinguish plagiarism and unoriginal thought on the internet. It is a noble cause and I respect you for it.

      A quick lesson in intellectual property: two words do not constitute a “phrase” and do not adequately capture an “idea” in IP legalese. Two words cannot be copyrighted and any claim to trademark must be made against a legal entity impeding or misrepresenting your own business or practices. You cannot assert ownership here.

      As for creativity, the two words happen to share the same root “sistent,” a dictional parallel a twelve year old could track and read into. I stumbled into this on my own and just now met you for the first time (a pleasure, by the way).

      Bravo to you, sir. Best wishes to you in your claim to fame.

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