Which would you prefer to have? The sum of 1 penny doubled every day for 30 days or $1 million dollars right now? For most of us, the logical answer is $1 million right now. But why? Well, because it looks like more, there is no delay and getting $1 million dollars today is much more quick and easy.
However, the reality of compounding growth is astounding. If we can choose to delay the instant gratification of what appears to be the richer and easier choice, our return will be 10 times more in the end. The real numbers of 1 penny doubled every day for 30 days results in $10.7 million dollars!
What does this have to do with getting fit physically and spiritually? Everything really. The concept behind compounding growth demonstrates that if you can make consistent small deposits over a period of time, eventually you will cross a threshold of exponential growth that will yield wealth beyond compare to the quick and easy approaches of comfort or a lukewarm faith.
If we can delay the instant gratification for 24 days in the example of monetary growth, than you can see how the money begins to really add up. In this same way, if we can keep plugging away with our workouts and clean eating plan you will see exponential results within 6 months.
By deciding to become intentional and create a habit of completing a 5-10 min workout daily while cutting out sugar, grain and dairy from our eating plan, we can experience the compound effect of wellness which provides a decrease in inflammation, increased energy and decreased body fat.
Which will you choose? The instant gratification which has led us nowhere, or will you consider the power of compounding growth? You decide.
“Put on the Armor of God” (Eph 6:11)