There are things that people do each that take them to the top, while other things unsuccessful people do take them down and out. So what’s the difference? The difference is their awareness, understanding, and applications of doing little things each day that will compound over time. Even when people know what they are supposed to eat for example. So why do so many people still go out and eat a cheeseburgers and fries every day?
I will tell you why: because it won’t kill them that day.
If you ate a cheeseburger and immediately suffered a near-fatal heart attack, would you ever go near a cheeseburger again? I doubt it. It may take twenty years, but when you add up the compounded interest on all that high-fat, artery-clogging diatary mayhem, eventually your poor overworked heart just quits, stops dead. And so do you.
It’s easy to eat well. But its also easy not to, and to go on eating the food will eventually kill us, Its not the one junk-food meal; it the thousands, over time. Eating the burger is just a simple error in judgment. Not eating it, a simple positive action.
The thing is. Eating it won’t kill you…today. Compounded over time, it can and will. And not eating it won’t transform your health and save your life, at least not today. Compounded over time, it can and will. But that’s something we don’t see it in the future.
I could tell you if you would agree to read ten pages of one of the good books every single day, over time, you could not help but accumulate all the knowledge you’d ever need to be as successful as you could ever want to be. Reading 10 pages would compound, just like that, and create inside you a ten million dollar bank of knowledge. Would your life have changed? Absolutely.
But here the problem. When you make the right choice, you don’t see the results, at least not today. And that is a problem because we expect to see results, and we expect to see them now. But that’s not how success is build. Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal. Progressive means is a process, not a destination. It is something you experience gradually, over time. Failure is just as gradual. In fact, the difference between success and failure is so subtle. You can’t even see it or recognize it during the process. And here how real success is build; by the time you get the feedback, the real work’s already done.
When you get to the point where everyone else can see your results, tell you what good choices you’ve made, notice your good health, slap you on the back and tell you how lucky you are; the choices you have made are ancient history. And even you would not have noticed – unless you understand the power of compound.
What you do today matters.
What you do every day maters.
Successful people are those who understand that the little choices they make matter, and because of that they choose to do thing that seem to make no difference at all in the act of doing them, and they do them over and over and over until the compound effect kicks in. Those little things that will make you successful in life, that will make secure in your health, your happiness, your fulfillment, are simple and subtle things that nobody will see.
Things that are ridiculous easy to do-but just as easy not to do. Things that don’t seem to bring you any visible results – at first.
No matter what you have done in your life up until today, no matter where you are and how far down you may have slid on the failure curve, you can start fresh, building positive pattern of healthy life, at any time.
People don’t consistently do those simple things for three reasons 1) while they are easy to do, they are also easy not to do; 2) you don’t see any results at first; 3) they seem insignificant, like they don’t matter. But they do.
Great success often starts from a tiny beginning-but there has to be a beginning. You have to start somewhere. You have to do something.
Viktoriya and Oksana Gruzdyn are Nutritionists and Immunotherapy Researchers based in Detroit, MI. They specialize in helping people reverse autoimmune and other chronic illnesses by optimizing their immune function and cellular repair.