Making one half court shot doesn’t mean you’re great at basketball. Cooking one great dish – or even one meal – doesn’t make you a chef. Being able to draw one thing doesn’t make you an artist (I should know, I can draw a great Donald Duck, but nothing else).

Lots of people can succeed once. What makes a great basketball player is the ability to hit shots regularly. Being able to do it night after night, consistently – that’s what sets them apart.

That’s true in everything we do. It’s not about single acts. It’s about whether you can show up and execute regularly. Consistency is what counts.

Photo by Kevin Luu