Yesterday I watched Firas Zahabi on the Joe Rogan Experience.
The most interesting segment of the episode was Firas talking about how one should never be sore after working out. Being sore reduces your motivation and can prevent you from working out the next day. In the long run, if you train every day with a bit less intensity, you will get more reps in than someone who trains less but with higher intensity.
This concept has also been brought up by BJ Fogg when discussing habit formation. He says that, for example, if you want to create a habit of flossing, you should just floss one tooth to start out. Make it so easy that you can definitely do it every day. If you want to meditate, your goal is to meditate for 1 minute every day.
Where in your life are you making the mistake of choosing intensity over consistency?