Ask any team that creates new things that is thinking long term what their most effective attributes are in a team member… I’d venture consistency would be up there in the top 5. That’s right, among with friendly, creative, open minded and hard working (and I guess many others).
Consistency is what makes you wanted. Delivering and over-delivering consistently is what makes you grow and become recognized. Being consistently good is essentially crucial if you want to get somewhere in your creative career.
So how do you get there? How do you consistently deliver? The answer is preparation and foresight. If you’ve been working within your organization for a while, you might realize that most organizations go through cycles. Every year will repeat itself. The seasons will change and the yearly targets will once again be relevant. It always repeats. Knowing this, and having the foresight and understanding of what the expectations will be can be a difference maker. Once you understand what’s coming, you can prepare. You can do the work up front. You can research and think about what you’ll need to do. You can take the necessary steps forward and prepare for whats coming.
Yes, it’s extra work. Yes, no one will really ask for this. And no, the payoff is not instant. But, the payoff is possible. They payoff is you being more prepared than those around you. The payoff is you being consistently remarkable.
This series of content is a small experiment. I pledged to create a piece of content on my site for the next 365 days. You can read the opening post here. The posts aren’t limited to thoughts or ideas, they’re really just a way for me to create original content. If you got any feedback/questions, please reach out. Thanks for looking.
Dmitry N. Rusakov