The Compounding Cost of Inaction

It’s been told that Albert Einstein once said, “Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it; he who doesn’t, pays it”.

I’m assuming that he was talking in terms of financial investments.

The same can said for your health.

Every day that put investments into your health (better sleep, stress reduction, nutrition and exercise) they compound. Just as your accounts grow from compounding interest on your money, so does the benefits of your investments into your health.

The most valuable aspect to this compounding effect is time. And since your investment is building on top of previous investments, the growth is not linear.

The sooner you started making these daily investments into your health the longer you’ll get to appreciate the benefits and the easier they’ll become habits, second nature.

When you decide not to start exercising or eating healthy because you’re “too busy” or some other excuse….a day, a week, a month, a decade; it adds up. The same way the cost of action adds up, the same is said for the cost of inaction.

Next week or next month is more than just 7 to 30 days later. That’s potentially 30 days of lost opportunities for you to help yourself.

Make the choice to start today!