By Megan PaduaFinding your individual tempo could really help you get better. Consistency has a lot to do with repeating the same motion in the correct sequence and at the same tempo. This sequence needs to occur within a window of time, and the correct length of this window varies for each individual.
If your tempo pattern is too long, you'll have too much time for unnecessary motion in your swing. A tempo pattern that is too quick will not allow for the correct components of your swing to occur. You'll have trouble repeating your swing in both scenarios.
I use a tempo fitting software by Tempo In Motion (screenshot, above) to help my students find their individual tempo. After determining the correct tempo, students can access a radio station of music that is programmed to their tempo. The cues provided within the tunes can help you find a repetitive tempo.
If you'd rather not use Tempo In Motion, try this: Say a two digit number during your backswing, then say "hit" to trigger your impact. Which two digit number gives you the best results?