The roots of this word are Greek meant ‘to stand’ and ‘together’.
Do your actions stand together with your words?
The single most pervasive cause of stress is within your control. Your deeds should match your values.
Why would you want to behave any differently from your core beliefs?
It is a matter of gathering all your energy and passion (see Passion) in a unified direction and focussing on to those goals in a consistent manner.
Inconsistency saps energy.
It is the one thing I have struggled with for most of my life. I am an extrovert personality who thinks out loud and I have to impose strict self discipline to see that my energies are properly directed.
Dual Standards exact a cost, consistent behaviour helps people understand you better.