Why Consistency is Crucial

One thing that unsuccessful people have in common is that they lack consistency. When you’re consistent, you’re dedicated to carrying out the task until it is completed. You’re clear on what you want to accomplish and you’re going to take the steps to actually reach those goals. Today, I want to talk about the need for consistency in leadership.

“Small disciplines repeated with consistency every day lead to great achievements gained slowly over time.” - John Maxwell

We often mistakenly think that success happens overnight. The truth is most successful people have been consistently grinding for some time before they become successful.

  • Jesus is consistent. (Hebrews 13:8)
  • Be steadfast. (James 1:4)
  • Don’t waver. (Hebrews 10:23)

The march towards consistency can sometimes hurt.

  • We don’t want to get up early, go to the gym, read our Bible, put in the effort.
  • Somethings you just have to start out of obligation.
  • Eventually you see positive results and then you get momentum.
  • Just starting it is the first step.

Three Areas You Need to Be Consistent in as a Leader:


  • Jesus put other people first. (Philippians 2:3)
  • Character means what you say and how you live are consistent. Who are you when nobody’s around?
  • If you say you’re going to do it, do it. (Matthew 5:37)
  • Character is communicating.
  • Show integrity. (Ephesians 4:1) 


  • Have an attitude of humility. (Philippians 2:5)
  • Bring a positive attitude even when you have a bad day.
  • A bad attitude comes through in your body language.
  • You bring a bad attitude when you say things like:
  • “That’s not my job.” – Do whatever is necessary to help the team.
  • “That’s not my problem.” – Offer solutions.
  • “I’m really busy.” – You should expect to be busy at work.
  • “I don’t care.” – Give some insight.

3. Your EFFORT

  • Jesus gave the maximum effort, His life. (Philippians 2:7)
  • Give your very best every single day.
  • Don’t be lazy.
  • Even when nobody is looking we give the effort because we’re working for the Lord. (Colossians 3:2)

When you are consistent in your CHARACTER, ATTITUDE, and EFFORT, you’re going to be the example that other people look to. You’re going to be the leader that is worth following.


  • Start small and build from there.
  • Create a schedule.
  • Schedule tasks in your free time.
  • Celebrate yourself when you win.

“Let us not become weary of doing good for in due season, we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” (Galatians 6:9)