Light the Wick

Several years ago I was 41 pounds heavier.

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

Krys’s advice?

Walk around the block one time and FaceTime him when I was done.

I did.

Here’s Krys:

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

1 block turned into 2.

2 into 4.

4 into 8.

8 into a Fitbit and 5,000 steps. Then 10,000 steps.

10,000 steps to a spin class.

Spinning into cycling.

Then swimming. And running.

Two years later I finished a Half Ironman and lost 43 pounds.

Success doesn’t take superhuman steps like doing 100 burpees.

“1 cold call. Then 2. ”

1 block then 2.

3% of each paycheck into a 401k.

Things that feel 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.

The journey, not the destination.

Success doesn’t happen in an instant.

Success is akin to cooking with a crockpot, not a microwave.  Cooking with a crockpot is slower.

Good old-fashioned compound interest for the win.

Light the wick.