Power Play: Consistency can be uninspired

Power Players have never really warmed to people who love the concept of ‘consistency’. They rate this word right up there with dull, mediocre, unimaginative, or lacklustre.

Consistency absolutely has its place. But the top-notch Power Players understand that it can act as an obstacle to genius. They also know it’s a comfortable word and it can temper the desire (and the need) for energy and brilliance and momentum.

Don’t misunderstand: consistency is of course better than total inconsistency, or worse, chaos.

The point is that consistency is something we all tend to hide behind from time to time. Because we’re ‘consistent’, we don’t need to be more than that.

We trick ourselves into thinking that it’s enough to be consistent and safe.

The thing is, the great stuff usually comes from more than consistency. It comes from inspiration; it comes from magic; it comes from a surge of energy and creativity that flies in the face of consistency.

Understand the difference between the two. The most impressive Power Players always do.


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