“The outcome of your entire life is based on your daily behavior.”
This may not sound too significant, but I encourage you to read it again.
When it hit me, it hit me like a ton of bricks.
I first heard this phrase from Tony Robbins while going through one of his personal development courses.
Now, since I realized the weight of that truth, I read it every single day during my morning routine.
It reminds me that every day matters, but no single day matters on its own.
I’ll explain exactly what that means in a second, but look at it this way.
Every day stacks on top of the previous one to build your future.
It’s a lot like building a house.
When you think about it then, naturally, most of my own days are virtually identical.
Sure, there might be a “brick” here and there that has some imperfection, but for the most part, my days look the same.
Every single day, I am taking the actions necessary to take me to my ultimate goals, to build that house.
Now, back to the idea before that every day matters, but no single day matters on its own.
If you think about it in terms of laying bricks for a house, is a single brick here and there that’s not 100% perfect going to doom the entire project to failure?
No, of course not.
But if you consistently lay low-quality bricks, you are absolutely putting the end result at risk.
So how does this relate to your life and success?
We are never going to be 100% perfect every single day, but that’s okay!
An occasional “off” day here and there won’t doom our lives to failure.
But if you look at your typical day and multiply it out across many years, would you be happy with where you end up?
Would the bricks that you’re laying every day build you a strong, sturdy, and powerful house in the end?
If not, you don’t have to worry! That’s the beauty of life (and what makes it different from an actual house).
You can start changing the bricks you lay right now and you can still have an amazing house at the end of it all.
The foundation, in this case, doesn’t matter. It only matters what you do going forward.
Let’s talk about three main areas of life that people care about and how you can change the bricks you’re laying in each one.
First of all, let’s talk about health.
If you don’t have your health, nothing else matters.
You can’t have joy, fulfillment, or anything else if you’re not alive or can’t enjoy it.
So ask yourself, “If I ate and exercised (or didn’t exercise) the way I typically have been, what would my health look like five years from now? Ten years? Twenty years? Will I even be alive that long?”
The idea is to put yourself into your future.
Do you like what you see?
Whether you do or not, it’s pretty easy at this point to know exactly what changes you need to make to your typical “brick” to change that outcome: what you put in your mouth and what you do with your body!
Now, let’s talk about wealth.
Yes, we’re going to talk about money.
This can be a sore subject for a lot of people, because quite honestly, a lot of people are living paycheck to paycheck.
Most don’t even have a small savings in case of an emergency!
So again, ask yourself, “If I don’t do anything to change how I use and accumulate money, what will my financial state be five years from now? Ten years? Twenty years? Will I even be able to retire?”
If you don’t like what you see, this one can be a little trickier to figure out what you need to change. The first place people go when they think about this is that they need to save more.
That’s the least ideal solution. If you want to know what you need to change about your daily behavior that will affect your finances in the years to come, send me a DM on Instagram and we’ll talk about it.
Lastly, let’s address relationships.
It’s been said that nothing in life really matters if you don’t have anyone to share it with.
I can agree with that.
So ask yourself, “If my relationships continue as they are today, what will they look like in five years? Ten years? Twenty years? Will I even have any solid relationships at that point?”
If you don’t like what you see, then change what you are doing!
If you can’t already tell, I haven’t given you any exact “how-to’s” when it comes to changing what you do every day.
Once you project yourself years into the future and decide in that moment that things must change, you will find a way.
Plus, I’ve got to save some info for future blog posts!
Remember, the bricks you lay today will determine the quality of your life in the future.
I’d love to know if this was helpful for you, so drop me a comment below and let me know.