Monday, March 24, 2014
I was asked the other day what my friends would say was the one thing they most appreciate about me. I replied, "that I am consistent." Well my interrogator disagreed, and it has me thinking why I gave that answer. "Are you sure you're not being humble? They wouldn't say fun? I think they'd say fun." He's right, my friends probably wouldn't actually give, "consistent." After all, who does? I told him I might be being overly-confident, that they might not say consistent. But I didn't want them to say "fun" - everyone in their twenties is fun - but few are consistent.
Somewhere along my journey, or perhaps all along, being consistent became one of my biggest measures.
Consistent = Trustworthy.
You can fake anything for a day, you can sell yourself as anything to a new group. So when people seem to become a color wheel of characters and styles, I give a wide berth to their spin.
I'm really not the most fun person in the room. Nor the funniest. I'm not the smartest. I'm not the prettiest. Lord knows I'm not the tallest. But whatever I am, regardless of how I may be feeling, I try to be the same person every day in every room.
I've been writing on this same blog at the same url for nearly nine years. I've published 3, 116 posts here. This blog is not the prettiest or wittiest in the room either. But, it is consistent and honest. And to me, that counts.