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Consistency

May 18, 2022

You may want to do something, and you may even start doing it. But if you don't, keep doing it. I mean, if you're not consistent—it may not yield the desired results.

Consistency is a rare yet desirable human trait. For succeeding in anything worthwhile—whether that is sports or studies or space or anything for that matter—you need to be consistent with that thing.

Despite it being a desirable trait and essential for success, it's one of the rarest of human traits. The reason for that is that it's not a standalone thing. You can't be consistent unless you have the discipline, and you can't be disciplined unless you have the willpower to change. So, you see, it's a chain of other dreadful traits.

Discipline is a big word, and so is willpower. You must have heard every other person say that they need to be disciplined or that you need to be disciplined. The same is true for willpower—you must be willing to do the thing or have a "why."

Everybody keeps telling us what to do, but nobody tells us how to do it. And I'm not going to tell you either (not yet, at least).

For years, I have wanted to start a blog—for almost 8 years. And it's not like that I have not started anything or written anything. Time and again, I created and deleted many blogs.

The biggest reason for my failure to run a successful blog was my inconsistency with writing. I lack consistency, and as I mentioned at the beginning of the article, consistency is a rare trait. I certainly don't have it now.

And I will fail yet again if I don't get my basics right.

This is the first article on my website. And I will declare my reason for starting a blog.

The first and foremost reason is that I have this constant itch to write something (whether I write or not) and share it with the world.

Another reason is that I want to write a book at some point of time. Writing a book is a big task. The best way to go about a big task is by starting small. So, this is my small start.

The third reason is that I want to have an online home. And this feels like a home to me. I coded this website from scratch—line by line.

After reasons comes discipline. I will figure out a way to write daily. I might not publish daily, but I will try to write daily.

I think this is a good starting point.