The Importance of Consistency

Joe Sangl

To accomplish anything great, it will usually require consistent effort over long periods of time. Here are some examples:

  • Run a 26.2 mile marathon – I’ve run two of these events, the San Diego Rock ‘N Roll Marathon and the Houston Marathon. Each one required several months of intense training.
  • Pay off a house – I was able to accomplish this by age 38. It took years of consistent and intentional focus to accomplish this major financial goal.
  • Education – It takes 13 years of consistent performance to obtain a high school diploma. Four years of effort to earn a bachelor’s degree. More for a professional graduate degree.
  • Raise a great child – I’ve not successfully done this – yet! With a 13 year old, a 3 year old, and a baby in the house, we are well aware of the need for consistency and its important role in raising a great child!
  • Losing weight – Anyone who has faced the challenge of losing weight and succeeded clearly understands the power of consistency in maintaining a good diet and regular exercise.
  • Building a business – Rarely is a business built overnight. I once heard one of my financial heroes, Dave Ramsey, say, “It took us 17 years of hard work to become an overnight success.”

Consistency allows you to accomplish “elephant-sized” dreams and objectives “one bite at a time.” To achieve long term financial success, here are some key financial practices one must strive to consistently employ:

  • Give  

Make it your habit to live a generous life. Consistent giving ensures I am constantly aware of the great needs of others.

  • Save  

You can not prosper financially if you do not save.

  • Invest  

Investing a little bit of money all of the time usually trumps investing lots of money every now and then.

  • Budget  

Giving every dollar a name every single month will ensure that all of your finances are used to their maximum potential.

  • Continually learn about money  

Your financial education is built over time – just like your regular education. Commit to consistently learn about money.

  • Insure  

If you do not have all of your assets consistently insured, you will be at risk of losing everything you have built up.

Are you living a consistent financial life?

Related Content

to Discover More

Article

Three simple ways to make this year different

discipline money health time management

We all want to win at life, to do better for our families, to be better at our jobs and to have better l... read more

Read Article

Article

Three facts you need to know if you're anxious about money

anxiety money stress

It’s the end of the month, the bills are still coming in but payday is still a week away. The fridge is bare,... read more

Read Article

Story

Trying to live the high life was costing me

Sep 27, 2016

identity money salvation divorce groups materialism

Mark Dukes thought life was about success, but just before he was about to lose it all, he discovered somethi... read more

Read Story

Story

We had 46,000 reasons to live debt free

March 27, 2017

discipline money provision generosity debt tithing goals

Jeremy Barber realized his actions needed to match his wife's dreams to be a stay-at-home mom.

Read Story

Story

My life was picture-perfect until divorce brought it crashing down

Jan 15, 2017

marriage money salvation divorce inviting materialism

Mary Anne Lewis’s dream life ended in financial turmoil. At rock bottom, she found what she was looking... read more

Read Story

Story

How a community celebrated one single mom’s second chance.

Aug 22, 2017

family suicide community money salvation addiction generosity

Sherri Moss was desperate for a way out of her dead-end life. Then she found a church where she was surprised... read more

Read Story

Story

When Alex thought he lost it all, God came through

Oct 31, 2019

freedom salvation provision gauntlet protection

Alex Olson learned what it means to be fully reliant on God to provide in every situation. 

Read Story

Story

Emma found love and approval in her heavenly Father

Oct 31, 2019

identity salvation addiction fatherhood love sex

Emma Guthrie struggled in her identity when it came to men in her life, so God showed her what perfect love f... read more

Read Story

Story

Colton found freedom from addiction through Jesus

Oct 31, 2019

salvation addiction gauntlet

Colton Barbary was hopelessly addicted to drugs. When God redeemed his life, only songs could express his tha... read more

Read Story

Article

"Overflow" toolkit

money joy generosity missions blessing kingdommentality

How to live every day for our joy, God’s glory, and the world’s good!

Read Article

Story

Justin found the freedom to live for Jesus

Feb 25, 2020

salvation gauntlet following jesus

Justin Harrison has discovered that following Jesus is all about the journey of trying to figure out what it ... read more

Read Story

Sermon

A Church That Gives

From The Life-Giving Church

Feb 20, 2020

money church generosity giving tithing

Want to be someone God can trust with more? Discover three principles of life-giving stewardship and see why ... read more

Watch Sermon

What's happening at NewSpring Church?

  • Need to Know: Weekly email to keep you informed about what's happening at NewSpring
  • Fuse News: Email for Fuse parents sent on the first Monday of the month
  • KidSpring Scoop: Email sent at the beginning of each series to give you the scoop on what's happening in KidSpring
  • Read My Bible: Daily devotional sent via text from 6-7am

Subscribe