Friday, June 19, 2015
It’s Friday, the third last day of the week and the final day of a productive work week. I’ve successfully adjusted my working hours to a day that begins at 6 a.m. and ends in the early afternoon, from which I grasped that a routine is easy to plan and even easier to execute, but it’s consistency that really counts.
If a habit takes 21 days to form, then it probably takes a tenth of that time to break it.
During Arsene Wenger’s 19-year tenure at Arsenal Football Club, the one word we’ve hear over and over in his pre- and post-match press conference is “consistency”. The man known as “Le Professeur” values above anything else the ability to achieve the same goals over and over again—consistently.
Despite what many view as almost a decade of failure for an obvious lack of silverware, Wenger’s overseeing of the construction of the Emirate Stadium—Arsenal’s new home since 2006—as well as his impressive record of bringing the best out of the players he has are immeasurable achievements, unquantifiable and impossible to correlate solely with the number of trophies he’s brought home.