Braving Boredom: Combining Consistency and Commitment

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During the 2019 Xperience Growth Summit, Xperience CEO Chris Suarez led a session, Braving Boredom: Combining Consistency and Commitment. Here is a summary with a few key points. 


A general feeling of dissatisfaction.

A feeling of being displeased and discontent.

The state of being weary and restless through lack of interest.

If we never encounter boredom, we aren’t building a business. How do we brave boredom? Through consistency. 

Chris shared, “The only thing that I have found to be a woven thread of success across every industry, all levels and hundreds and thousands of different people is that the person who is willing to make a little bit of progress every single day for years is the same person who shows up as the overnight success in their industry.”

You are probably thinking that a little bit of progress each day seems slow. The thing is, over time, that is what shows up as the overnight success. 

How do we tackle that? How do we get good at boredom — good at making only a little bit of progress every single day? 

It starts with our mindset. Exchange the word consistency for the word reliability. Consistency seems boring. Reliability is something we all want to be known for. 

Chris shared a quote by Harvey Mackay, “If you are persistent, you will get it. If you are consistent, you will keep it.”  Then, a similarly themed quote by Jim Rohn, “Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying basic fundamentals.

Very few are willing to be consistent because it is boring. For us, right now in the real estate industry, we need to be nothing but consistent. 

Consistency yields results because it: 

  • Allows for measurement

  • Creates accountability

  • Establishes your reputation

  • Makes you relevant

  • Maintains your message 

Consistency comes from:

  • Systems

  • Tools

  • Models

  • People

There are three tips about consistency that we learn from The Compound Effect:

  1. Turn your life goals into daily habits.

  2. Come up with the routine and consistently show up to build momentum.

  3. When you hit a ceiling use your momentum to push through. 

To brave boredom, we need consistency and commitment to follow through. If you are committed to a cause, you don’t have to tell anyone, your actions show. 

Harvard Business School has a list of questions to test your commitment: 

  • Do you feel strongly about the importance of your goals?

  • Does your idea match your values and beliefs?

  • Is there something you’ve dreamed about for a long time?

  • Is our goal vital to the future of people you care about? 

  • Does your goal get you excited when you think about it and share it with others?

  • Is it realistic? Are you convinced?

  • Are you willing to put your credibility on the line for it? 

  • Can you make your goal the primary focus of your activities?

  • Are you willing to devote your personal time to bringing your goal to a reality?

  • Will you be able to reject criticism and negativity? 

  • Are you committed to the long term as you work toward your goal? 

We will try to find some way around the hard work. Everyone wants to be a success, but they don’t want to do the work. Commit or quit — it’s up to you!