This may be true in terms of Dunya (I disagree) but in terms of Islam, consistency is a great blessing of Allah. In my decades of experience, consistency is not an on/off switch so you cannot be consistent in Deen but inconsistent in Dunya so I strongly urge all to follow Sunnah and aim for consistency in all your matters.
If you are not consistent, this trait can be developed with practise.
Come rain, hail, sunshine stick to your goal.
Last minute, last bullet.
I have post graduate education, consultant by profession and have experience of working on 4 continents on this Earth with diverse workforce, individuals and cultures. I have employed and lived through the unpleasant incidents of firing/sacking of many employees.
I have discussed and given career advice to many youngsters (men and women) both Muslims and non-Muslims, long list. My door is always open to any Muslim for career advice (men or women).
I am also qualified in handling employment dismissals, tribunals and court cases.
I have looked through 100s (if not thousands) of CVs/Biodata (whatever) in my life and sat through many many employment Interviews in my life.
I can smell DODOO (from people’s forum posts) let alone given a chance to see your CV and physically Interview you for a job.
I am not a Sufi so there is no bone of false pride in my body. Do not take this post as nonsense from someone who does not know what they are talking about.
I am giving all you youngsters some Naseeha (advise).
In those days, the elders use to check our grades and if you slackened you got sanctioned. No Khurooj, no Bayans, no Gashts. You brought your homework to the Masjid and you did your work while everyone else did Gasht. You went for 3 days with your college/university work. If your Parents had a complain, they went to your local Ameer and you got your A*& kicked in PUBLIC!
Nowadays, you go in Jamaat with your cigarettes and iphones and chill out.
When you spoke in Mushwara, you were asked to explain WHY you said WHAT you said. These days, you can say any non-sense without thinking and encourage you to run your big mouth without consequences.
I (and others) were physically beaten in Jamaat while making mistakes in Tajweed. Brother Yaseen (from new York) who has now passed away (RA) used to tell us in absolute disdain while holding a stick in his hand during Tajweed session
You PAKEES come to America and learn Engineering but your lazy A&**&^^ cannot work to recite the book of Allah Ta'ala, what is wrong with you people???
Make one more mistake on the book of Allah Ta'ala and I will beat you until you hurt!
The African-American and Revert brothers used to get beaten with punches for making mistakes. I have seen with my own eyes boxing punches in the middle of Tajweed learning.
But they loved us to death because they fixed our Dunya and tried to fix our Akhira. The old Deoband elders DID NOT even look at you if you had a shaved face or trimmed beard.
Colonel Saheb (RA) used to openly say to people, "Your face looks like the backside of a monkey" in the Masjid. "You are a disgrace to the honour of Nabi (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam)".
That’s why there is such a high depression, mental health, suicide rate (among both Muslims and Non-Muslim) because all the mumbo-jumbo nonsense is tolerated in the name of politeness and courtesy and body does Islah (reformation) anymore. Islah (reformation) is left to recited a few Adhkaar and Tasbeehs morning and night. Suf'ism has become another style of Buddhism.
There is no such thing as I am committed in Deen but uncommitted in Dunya. There is no such thing as I am punctual in Deen but late in Dunya. There is no such thing as I am consistent in Deen but inconsistent in Dunya. You have the same nature (personality traits) in Deen and Dunya, nobody can switch off and switch on at will. You are what you are.
Laziness, procrastination, inconsistencies are all habits which can be changed IF you want to. If you think that your education/employment prospects are bad now just wait for Dajjal to emerge! All this psychological mumble jumble will not help you when are hungry and incarcerated in a concentrated camp. Make prostration to someone other than Allah and all your (Dunya) issues will be resolved OR you can die on Tawheed.
When that day comes, it will too late for you to learn how to sacrifice. Time to fix your habits, time wasting, laziness, procrastination etc is right now.
P.S: Yes, this sounds like a rant/anger/moan from your father but you will realise the value of your father after HE IS DEAD.
This cannot be undone and I am sure it will be greatly appreciated.