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I'm Compounding?

  blog post author icon   blog post published date icon   01/04/11


Many of us fool ourselves into believing that little things don't matter, but it's the little things that build up and shape our lives!

I'm Compounding?

  blog post author icon   blog post published date icon   01/04/11


Many of us fool ourselves into believing that little things don't matter, but it's the little things that build up and shape our lives!

Many people may ask the question, "I'm a little unhealthy, so what?" or some derivative. Being a little unhealthy, under/over weight, malnourished, etc... is, in my opinion, the most dangerous place a person can be.

Why? Because in your mind, the problem is not that large. It implies, that in a few weeks of hard work, you could be better. And initially, in most cases you would be right, but little problems left unchecked can cause a major life derailment.

I'm reading the book by Darren Hardy The Compound Effect. One of the first points Darren makes is that small changes made consistently over time create a large effect. The book gives the example of taking one penny doubled every day over 31 days. If you had the choice to get either 1 million dollars day one, or 1 cent doubled every day for a month, which would you choose? Most people would take the 1 Million Dollars and run, but if you decided on the compounding effect of one cent doubled, you would end up with over TEN MILLION DOLLARS. (1+1; 2+2; 4+4; 8+8, etc... all the way to day 31 at over 10,000,000).

The point of this example is that little things add up.

Maybe, like me, you have let some things in your health or personal growth slide a bit as holiday obligations and festivities crowded you time. Please remember: The compounding effect of our little choices add up over time. So I'll be back on all of my supplements, smoothies, oxygen, and exercise today... because the little things in my life WILL add up to something large! It's completely up to me whether the sum of my small, daily choices lead to something extraordinarily great or disastrous.

Be sure to read tomorrow as I unveil an exciting challenge to all of my faithful readers.

Libby Wright, author of Your Healthy Life Concierge blog

Libby Wright, mother of four who homeschools, is an original founder of in 2010. She suffered through challenging diseases including Interstitial Cystitis, Graves and Lyme. After years of little progress with traditional medicine, she pursued integrative medicine, applied what she learned, and got healthier. She became passionate about wanting others to experience the same "relief" she had come to know, and was born. She is now managing her illness with a lot of prayer, a lot of nutrition/supplements, and a little prescription medicine. She has been able to resume her normal life and, while there is no cure for her particular conditions, she is able to cope, enjoy every day, and encourage others.

Learn more about Libby Wright.

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