These beautiful dovetail joints require patience, diligence, and perseverance. I've enjoyed woodworking since high school. There are so many abstractions in computer science and the digital world in general, that working with something physical, a tangible thing I can see, feel, and smell, really grounds me. The satisfaction of building something is the other magnet that draws me to it. The satiety that I feel after building something, after creating order out of chaos, is what draws me to software development as well.
I work through systems. This is where the "consistent" comes from. Relying on sheer willpower to get things done usually backfires, so I focus on creating systems and processes. I use this approach to accomplish personal goals as well. The system allows me to create a routine, while the process allows me to tackle new problems intelligently. One part of my process is breaking down the problem into its most minute building blocks, and tackling those one at a time. Another part is the pomodoro technique. With these tools, I build.
Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world.
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.