Albert Einstein said that compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world.
Throughout history, repetitive small improvements are the foundation of great achievements. You are no different.
An improvement of 1% each day, when compounded over the year is 3800% better each year. While 1% worse each day, compounded, means you lose 97% of your value each year.
Most great things that happen take time. Unfortunately, many of us only ever see the finished product. As a result, we as humans are very impatient creatures.
The magic is in the small and CONSISTENT progress made every day.
You spend 20+ years not exercising or paying attention to what you’re nutrition and once you decide to lose weight or make healthier choices; if you don’t see results in two weeks you’re ready to quit!
After your first week with the personal trainer and you’re not seeing results; you think it’s not worth the time and effort.
Patience. One percent a day.
You are working on changing your behaviors, your lifestyle. This will take time.
Starting an exercise program, following a plan to lose weight and get healthy is something that will benefit you for decades in numerous ways.
It will take time. And it will be worth the effort.
To give you some perspective, a healthy, sustainable weight loss goal is 1 pound per week, or 1% body fat each month. That could be 50 pounds and 10% body fat or more in a year! AMAZING RESULTS!
However, most people don’t have the patience and they stop because they get frustrated due to a lack of quick results. It’s 100% alright to expect more from yourself. Yet that usually results with you quitting some program, only to start a different one months or years later. If you just stuck with the initial plan, there’s a great chance that you would have already met or exceeded your goals.
When you’re getting started on your health and fitness journey, set a goal to improve just 1% each day. And be patient. Don’t listen to the media and TV that’s trying to sell you the magic “skinny” pill.
There is no magic pill.
“Get rich quick” schemes never work either.
Overnight success is a myth.
These changes that you want to make will take time.
Don’t get hung up on the number, 1%. It’s not really easily measurable. The key is small improvements over time.
Go, get started now!