It Starts with a Penny!
Published On: April 11, 2014 Posted by: Rob Commodari
If you were offered one million dollars today or asked to take a penny a day and double it for thirty-one days what would you choose? Most people wouldn’t think twice about it. They would take the one million dollars without a second thought.
Have you heard what happens when you take a penny and double it everyday for thirty-one days? At the end of thirty-one days you will accumulated over TEN MILLION dollars! Don’t believe me? Try it for yourself.
It’s what they call the eighth wonder of the world. The compound effect!
In this world of instant gratification, we often fail in our patience to let things pan out the way they are supposed to be. We want to be in control of everything that happens in our lives and we want results now. NEWS FLASH…We can’t control results, nor can we control when the results will come. All we can control, are the activities we choose to do today and the choices we make.
What might seem like a small insignificant act or choice on any given day can produce monumental results days, weeks, months, or even years down the road. We make choices everyday in all areas of our lives. We choose to pray or not. We choose to work out or not. We choose to eat healthy or not. In my business, I can choose to be successful or not by the activities I do, or not do every day. It’s all about our choices.
What we choose to do or not do today will probably not affect us tomorrow or the next day, but if we continue to stay on the same path, weeks or months down the road, the results that show up, will show up, based on the decisions or activities you chose to do. The compound effect can work for you or against you.
Let’s examine the number .003% for instance. If you were to take 5 minutes of your day (which is what .003 of a day represents ), and were to start January 1st, and commit to working on one skill for the next 365 days or even one relationship, by year’s end, you will be 100% better at the skill you chose to develop and the relationship would be that much better. Think about it, if you could spend 5 minutes a day showing one person how much you care for them, imagine how much stronger that relationship would be by the end of the year.
It’s all about the choices we make each and everyday. Be the penny that doubles itself everyday and see what a monumental impact you can have on those closest to you. Imagine how much closer you will be to becoming the best version of yourself. We all have untapped potential within us. Spend 5 minutes a day working on you, for the rest of your God given life and what a ride this life will be.
Until next time my friends….