Ever wonder why some people get results in their life, and others don’t?
I was listening to a podcast recently, and they were talking about the concept of results, and what determines why some people always seem to struggle, never getting anywhere, and others seems to consistently succeed and excel.
It comes down to a formula.
Here it is: (Time x Consistent Effort )Correct Principles = Results.
Pretty awesome huh? Let me explain what it means, and why you should care.
Let me give you an example. Lets say you want to lose weight…anyone been there before? You decide to do what so many Australians did from the 1970s onwards, and cut out as many fats from your diet as possible (because fats make you fat…right?), and replace them with refined carbohydrates. You got rid of butter, and cream, and red meat, and added a whole lot of bread, and pasta, and cereals, and other carbohydrates.
You followed this consistently, worked hard at it, every day for an entire year, but found to your horror that after the year not only had you not lost any weight, you’d actually gained 10 pounds!
How is this possible? You never missed a day, you did it every meal, you were totally committed.
BECAUSE THE PRINCIPLE WAS WRONG. Doing the wrong thing over and over again never makes it right!
In the above equation, you invested the Time, you had the Consistent Effort (hard work), but the Principle, the premise it was all based on, was wrong. You were doomed from the start.
Don’t feel bad. If you’ve done this before, it also describes about 200 million North Americans from the 1970s onwards when the US and Canadian Governments declared war on the apparent danger of fats, especially saturated fats.
What was the result? An epidemic of obesity, diabetes, and every other chronic disease process in North America since that time. Millions and millions of lives lost, people you likely knew and cared about, because of a horribly wrong principle. It’s so sad it’s almost criminal.
Fats don’t make you fat! Unused carbohydrates do! But that’s a topic for another article.
The point is that it doesn’t matter how consistent you are in any activity, if it’s based on a wrong principle, you won’t get anywhere, and will very likely end up worse off than when you started. This is why before investing your time and effort in any new practice, take some time and make sure you are operating on a correct principle to begin with. You could save yourself a ton of wasted time, effort, and needless suffering.
When it comes to health, what are the correct principles?
Movement is key, every day. Strength is key, for our whole lives. Eating nutrient dense, non-toxic foods is key. Healthy thoughts and relationships are key. A healthy brain-body connection through your spine is key.
If you focus on these Correct Principles, you will get healthier, EVERY TIME. Combine them with the above equation, and over time, with sustained effort, you’ll be amazed at the level of health you can achieve and the life you can create.