Last week, the Tilt character trait topic was disciplined, which is closely related to being consistent. You can’t be disciplined without being consistent in your choices. Consistent can mean more than being disciplined, though — it can also mean showing agreement or alignment (being consistent with your words and actions) or showing up the same way over time.

How consistent are you?

This last nuance is really about being dependable, reliable, or “even-keeled.” It helps develop trust, because if you are consistent, people can predict your behavior no matter what is going on around you. On the other hand, if you are inconsistent — or erratic — then people may fear your reaction at any given time, and that can trigger drama in those around you.

This week’s Challenge: This week, I will choose to respond — not react — to events in a way that will build trust in my relationships.

Avoiding being Rigid (overuse): You may recognize you are overdoing being consistent when you place a higher priority on being consistent than on being real. While being consistent is important, it’s also important to be adaptable and flexible when needed.

Commendable Trait: Consistent
Underused: Inconsistent
Overused: Rigid
Strength: Diligence
Quadrant: Wisdom

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