No one needs to tell you that things have been challenging… You are probably sat somewhere reading this in a hot dark room with 15% battery life left on your phone. Hopefully this is not the case, but the reality is both light and petrol have been scarce. This can easily affect your mood and your productivity, as doing even the most basic tasks requires more effort. It is understandable to want to scale down your goals and just do the bare minimum. However, I want to encourage you to remain consistent in times of cha(lle)nge.
One of my favorite definitions of commitment is ‘doing what you said you would even after the mood you said it in has left you.’ Commitment requires both intentional action and consistency. When you are no longer in the mood, that is when consistency kicks in.
For example, Nkataa promises to provide groceries and lately yummy meals to our doorsteps for a N200 delivery fee. It is easy to see how this might have become more challenging. With finding petrol to deliver, light to cook, and negotiating with angry market sellers who are facing rising prices…
Yet Nkataa promised to deliver consistent service, and consistency is exactly what they are serving up. I am a witness! Just yesterday I enjoyed some hot and spicy sweet potatoes with stir fried veggies and gizzard.
There’s nothing wrong with needing some motivation to keep going, but keep going you must. Whether you are studying for an exam, running your company, writing a book, wooing your future wife…remain consistent, and be intentional about doing what you set out to do.
Consistency pays off! Do not let the economy, the light situation, the ‘anything’ affect your own dreams, determination, or delivery.
Trials will come, but there are always ways to ginger yourself to keep going. While Nkataa helps you avoid rising prices, traffic jams, your car stopping on the road because petrol has finished, slaving over a hot stove, etc. You must also help yourself…by not giving up!
A few key things to keep in mind are:
- Remind yourself that you are capable
- Manage your time, don’t waste it
- Take care of your body – eat, stay hydrated
- Take breaks to reward yourself with one of your favourite things – personally I like to light some scented candles and sip on some fresh strawberry juice
- Work hard
The year is young and our dreams are waiting for us! With the right amounts of consistency and hard work we can surely achieve what we have set out to do. In doing so, I wish you all the best!