The Compound Effect

The Compound Effect

The compound effect has been described by some as the Eighth wonder of the world and in order to give it justice allow me to share this scenario with you.
I would like you to imagine being offered the following. Put in 30 minutes a day, every day to push your skills and show improvement in your abilities and at the end of the week you'd get $10 with a 10% raise at the end of each week if you consistently put in the time day after day after day.

Or on the other hand, you’re offered $5,000 a week to put in the same amount of time but you don't have to do it on a consistent basis. There's no need to improve your skills, you can just use your existing skillset. Now, which would you take? Option A or option B? To assist you in your decision making let me share with you how things would look like after 12 months.

It has been said, “The race is not for the swift, but for those who can endure." It’s at this point that the majority might be patting themselves on the back for taking option B and the minority who chose option A would be in line for a bit of stick like “Are you stupid, why would you put yourself through all that for so little.” It’s not until the bigger picture is revealed, will the scales begin to come off the eyes of the majority for them to turn around and wish that they had taken the long-haul approach. Let’s look at the same scenario after 24 months.

Being part of the rat race with a microwave mentality which demands instant gratification and instant results only lead to instant heartache and long-term pain. In order to stay true to The Compound Effect, we need to stay true to our core values, our guiding compass and GPS.

They act as the filter from which we run all life’s demands, requests and temptations. Making sure they’re leading us towards our intended destination. Getting our core values defined and properly calibrated is one of the most important steps we can take in redirecting our life towards our grandest vision.

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