Tony Robbins said this quote to emphasize the power of consistency in achieving both short-term and long-term objectives. And this applies to more than just our goals. It also applies to how we treat ourselves and others. The saying “how you do anything is how you do everything” speaks to this idea, as practicing self-discipline and showing kindness will lead to better long-term outcomes in our lives. By staying consistent with our positive habits and behaviors, we demonstrate the character that will help us reach our goals in life.
The quote highlights the importance of consistency and habit formation in determining long-term outcomes. So many things in life require us to put in sustained effort over time to achieve our goals, whether reaching success at work or maintaining physical health.
Taking the first step towards creating lifelong positive habits is often the most challenging part of the journey, but knowing that those habits will shape your life can be hugely motivating. Small actions done consistently can add up to make huge impacts:
- Regular exercise and healthy eating can improve physical fitness.
- Consistent hard work and dedication can lead to a successful career.
- Constant study and practice can lead to expertise in a given field.
Creating these positive habits also comes with discipline—one must stay on track through moments of difficulty or distraction, fight internal resistance, and remain focused on their long-term goal. However, this discipline is often quite rewarding when we look back at how far we have come since sticking with our plans day after day—it becomes easier to stick with them as they become part of our daily routine!
The adage “It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, it’s what we do consistently” serves as an important reminder that forming habits that bring us closer to achieving our goals should be considered with utmost seriousness so that no matter how many times we stumble along the journey, we never give up for too long and are always working towards making ourselves better.