Definitely you don’t need to use this incantation from Harry potter’s wizarding words to magically reveal my hidden writing and recipe. You only need to have and fully understand the C+C code.
Commitment & Consistency . . . Let’s first disclose the difference between the two words: If you are doing something consistently it doesnt mean that you are committed, however, if you are committed to something, than you will feel compelled to remain consistent with this initial behaviour.
Consistency is nothing more than a set of actions done over and over again. It’s highly essential, but it’s not everything. Being consistent results on you being locked by your expectations, with no passion or driver. On the other side, being committed is a reaction to your desires and your goals, not to the monotony of time (The fact that it never change and it is boring). A true commitment is made with our heart. We act consistently to please someone, but when we embrace true commitment… that’s for us. It invites possibilities and opportunities.
So what is the relationship of that with our practices and achievements?
We all need both CC of the code in order to achieve our goals, and if it is not well practiced, then your goals will remain as mere dreams.
We always tend to make actions toward new starts or new goals when we have changes in our life; for instance when taking a new job opportunity, beginning of a new year, new month, going to the gym and getting in shape, etc. but unfortunately it never lasts. This is what we call the Fresh Start Effect where most of us return to our old habits, despite the best efforts. But what if I told you that it is possible to influence behavior — to push you in the direction of sticking to your goals?”
As Robert Cialdini stated in his book Influence: Science and Practice that when you make a choice toward a goal or achievement, you will encounter presures at personal level (totally related to you) and interpersonal level (related to people and circumstances surrounding you) to behave consistently with that commitment. Those pressures will cause you to respond in ways that justify your earlier decision.
The formula then is: True achievement = Set of goals *(Commitment + Consitency).
As simple as that. In order to achieve and succeed, you need to have a set of goals and then it must be multiplied with the Code. If C+C = 0, then achievement = Zero.
Hence, great achievements are the results of big commitments and consitently doing what we have committed to do without getting tired or bored.