Want to know how it’s possible that some people never have to face massive piles of mail, dirty dishes, laundry or clutter? The Compound Effect is the principle of reaping huge rewards from a series of small, smart choices.
Here’s an example of how this principal works. One of my clients, Susie, often feels distracted or overwhelmed when she comes home after work. She sets her mail down wherever it’s convenient, and doesn’t take time to remove the junk and recycle it. Susie also lacks a consistent system for reviewing her mail on a regular basis. After only a few months, Susie has massive piles of paper all over her house. After only one year, she can’t find anything, is behind on bills, and feels like she has lost control over her life.
In contrast, My husband and I take a different set of actions and have drastically different results. We have established a practice of taking our mail in each day, taking a minute to pull out the junk and recycle it right away. We always place our mail in a basket by the door. Once a week we review the mail, pay bills, respond to invitations and clear out the bin for the following week. Because of these simple, consistent actions, we never face a massive pile of mail or lose track of where our important papers are.
According to Darren Hardy, brilliant author of The Compound Effect, here is why:
Small, Smart Choices + Consistency + Time = RADICAL DIFFERENCE
Take a few minutes and think about how you can use this formula to create massive change in your life. Write down one or two small, seemingly inconsequential steps you can take each day that can take your life in a new and positive direction.
Once you establish a new consistent routine, you can truly create ease and control over your daily life. Isn’t it comforting to know that tiny changes can have such a profound impact on your life?