I want to talk about the habit curve. So let's talk about habit curve.
This was actually one of the things that I got reminded because originally, I saw this habit curve in the Jim Rohn’s trainings, the good old Jim Rohn, rest in peace, absolutely incredible person, made a huge impact on my life and originally saw him do that and then, at this training, I got reminded of it and when I saw it, I was like, “Wow, it's such a bingo moment. It's such an incredible thing to share.” So I thought really I want to share this with you guys as well today and talk about it.
This is how the habit curve looks like, if you look at it, so there's two lines, and one is positive and the other one is negative. So one will eventually go up and the other one will eventually go down. So what's the difference and why it's so important? Well, the reason why it's so important is because most people get faked out in their life, and they choose the wrong path. But you see, the problem is that at the beginning, it doesn't look like it's the wrong path.
So let me explain this a bit. So imagine you do the negative thing. So let's talk about diet, for example. If you have a hamburger, will you get a heart attack right away? No, you won’t. So you have the hamburger, and you get instant gratification, so you’re like, “Mmh, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum. This is so amazing.” So its instant gratification straightaway, you get the benefit. And it's no immediate downside. Like, you'll have to eat a lot of hamburgers before you get the heart attack. So it's instant gratification and no immediate downside. So it looks like this is a better path to take, because it's like, awesome. You get what you want right away and there's no bad thing that happens. Same with smoking, like I used to smoke for 13 years, shows that even not intelligent people can succeed in business.
I used to smoke for 13 years literally killing myself every single day. But why do people stopped smoking? Well, if you had a cigarette and you had a lung cancer right away, nobody would freaking smoke ever. But again, it's immediate pleasure and no immediate downside. Like, it looks like nothing happened, right? I had a cigarette, I'm okay. So I can keep doing it, but of course you can't because it does damage your health. So most of these things like spending money, like if I waste money, it's so amazing, it's pleasurable, spending and spending. You can buy whatever you want.
And again, it looks like there's no immediate downside. Like getting into credit card debt, it's fun at the beginning. It's awesome until it's a bit too late. Now on the other hand, you have the positive curve. Now, the reason why so many people don't take the positive curve, because it's the other way around. So if I now choose instead of having that delicious, juicy cheeseburger, if I choose to have that plain old salad, that boring don salad, one, there's no immediate gratification like, “This tastes like you know grass.” And it looks like there is no upside. There's no immediate upside. So like, yeah down the line, you'll get really good health benefits, etcetera, but right now doesn't feel any different.
You go to the gym for on the first day, one, you don't come out of the gym shredded on the first day and two, you hurt like hell. So again, there's no immediate upside and there is downside. So at the beginning, it looks, of course it's wrong but it looks like it's the better option to take the negative path, not exercising, eating whatever you like, drinking and smoking, doing all the crap, because right here, can you see the difference, like there’s very little difference, so you don't feel like it, then you keep doing it, keep doing it, keep doing, keep doing, keep doing it and then it starts going downhill.
The weight starts piling up, the health starts going down the hill, the money goes in the toilet, you know, and all of these things, and then you realize that, wow, I'm on the bad path now, you know, whereas the other one as well it looked like no difference, no difference, no difference, but over the time, you start getting stronger, you start getting fitter, you start getting smarter, you know, like, training, like this weekend Saturday and Sunday I spent both days at the training.
Now I could think of more fun things to do you know what I mean? Like I could have parted or whatever, right? Like, I don't party but anyway, like I could have done more fun stuff right? But actually love training right? So maybe it's a bad example. But anyways, I spent the weekend in converted bar learning about business, learning about personal development. And it looks and somebody else was at home with a beer watching Telly all of that weekend. Now, right here, it doesn't look like there was much difference. I went to the training and did that change my life immediately? Nope. That person sat at home drinking beer. Did that change their life immediately? Nope. It looks like there's no difference.
Whatever you do, you know what I mean? But what if I keep going to trainings, keep going to trainings, keep learning, keep applying. Keep learning, keep applying, keep learning, keep applying, keep learning, keep applying keep, it'll start going up. I'll start getting some benefits. I'll start getting some results. If that person keeps drinking beer, watching Telly, drinking beer, watching Telly drinking beer, over time, it will start going downhill.
The point is in the habit curve that at the beginning, it doesn't look like it's giving you much difference, but it's the calm pound fact, it's compounding on each other. Even like building your network marketing business, you recruit one person doesn't make much difference. They don't even do anything. You don't making any much money and it looks like a waste of time. But you recruit a second one, you recruit the third one you recruit the fifth and over the months, and the years it keeps building, it keeps building it keeps growing and keeps going until you start saying, “Oh my gosh, 500 pounds. Oh my gosh, 1000 pounds, oh my gosh, 1500 bucks.”
It starts growing, but everything worthwhile takes time. Everything good, takes time. That's why not everybody achieves it, you know, but you see the time to change it is here when you catch yourself because once you got down to here, now to go from here to here, it’s a huge gap. It's a hard work. You know what I mean? Like yeah, it would have been so easy to make the difference, to make the change. But here, now you have to work those pounds off, now you have to dig yourself out of the debt. Now you have to, you know what I mean? So it's about that learning curve.
The earlier you catch yourself, the earlier you start changing those habits, the quicker you can get on the better path, the quicker you can get out of the path you're on, you know what I mean? And that's really, why it's so important. You know, so very often, when you're in business, you're starting your own business, and you're doing so much work, and it doesn't look like you're getting that much out of it and it may seem that I'm just wasting my time.
This thing is never going to work out for me. But you just have to keep at it. Keep at it because at the beginning it doesn't make much difference, right? But all the time I'll start growing and grow and grow and grow and grow until you’re making 10,000 pounds a month, 20,000 pounds a month, and 30,000 pounds a month. And your friends going, “Oh my gosh, you're so lucky. You're an overnight success.” And you go Yeah, right. It took me many nights to become an overnight success. You know what I mean? But that's the compound effect, guys. That's when the rubber meets the road and that's really my tip for today, guys, stay on the right track, stay on the good track, reading, investing, exercising, you know, all of those things, it will help to set you on the right track projectile and you cannot imagine how your life can change in three years, in five years in 10 years from now.
And guess what, someone would go, “Oh my gosh, 10 years from now.” But the 10 years going to go pop anyway. The time is going to get go anyway, right? Like the five, five years from now. You're going to be five years from now. So where do you want to be in five years from now? Where do you want to be 10 years from now, do you want to be in the same place where you are right now in 10 years from now? If not, something has to change need to take a different path.
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