Light The Wick

Seven years ago, I was 52 pounds heavier.

A friend bought me a few sessions with his personal trainer, Krys.

Here’s what Krys told me on day 1:

“Walk around the block one time then FaceTime me when you’re done.”

I did.

Here’s Krys:

“Awesome job Josh! You just lit the wick!”

One block turned into two blocks. Two into four. Four into a Fitbit and five thousand steps. Then ten thousand steps.

Ten thousand steps to a spin class. Spinning into cycling outside.Then swimming. And running.

Two days ago, I finished a 70.3-mile Ironman in Mont Tremblant.

Here’s what I learned.

Success doesn’t take superhuman steps like doing 100 burpees. Or ripping 100 dials a day.

One cold call, then two. One block, then two.

3% of each paycheck into a boring index fund.

Things that appear so tiny they almost feel insignificant.Simple daily habits repeated consistently add up over time.

You can create whatever success you want. But you have to do something.

You have to walk around the block. Stick to a routine.

Build tiny habits rather than focusing on the goal. Running not finishing.

Finishing is a byproduct of doing.

Success doesn’t happen in an instant.

Most people don’t fail. They’re just not patient enough.

Light the wick.