The Power of Repetition

“In his amazing best-seller The Compound Effect, author and Success Magazine publisher Darren Hardy makes it very clear that “everything we do adds-up”.

Something done only once does not have much of an effect but something done repeatedly has a huge effect. One order of french fries won’t make you fat… eating a bag of potato chips 30 days in a row will make you fat. ( eg: Lay’s great ad slogan…”Bet you can’t eat just one!”)

The bottom line is that doing the right things (or the wrong things) over and over will have a lasting effect. It just makes sense, right? So then why is it then that when it comes to this simple reality (the power of habit, the power of routine) that very few people get it?

Here are two of the most common reasons:

1. Selling yourself on the “It’s okay, just this once” idea.  “I’m just going to have one chocolate bar, one’s not going to hurt me. It’s not like I’m having five or six of them. Besides, I’m hungry and I don’t have time to stop for a healthy meal. I’ve worked hard today and I deserve a treat. I’ll have a salad tomorrow.”

2. Selling yourself on the “It’s not going to work for me” mentality. “I know Jennifer lost 30 pounds, but she only has 2 kids and I have 3.  She works 8:30 to 4:30 and I work 9 to 5.  I have more weight lose than her, and she’s younger than I am.”

What are YOU selling yourself on right now?

The Power Of Repetition says: “When you do something repeatedly you don’t have to think about it, it just happens automatically.”

The good news is that a Habit is formed after doing the same thing just 21 – 28 days in a row.  It’s like when you move into a new home.  For the first week you can’t find the light switch, by the second week you hit it half the time and by the third week you can’t miss it.

Fitness is the same way.  Take 21-days and turn your “lazy” habit into an “energy” habit and change your body forever – you’re worth it!

In my next installment I’ll reveal the simple 3-Step Formula that will change your life like it changed mine AND the 3 Keys To Making It Work.

If you’ve ever experienced the Power of Repetition (both good and bad) please tell me your story below…