The underlying principle of The Compound Effect is “Little, everyday decisions will either take you to the life you desire or to disaster by default”. Sure, we have all heard of that one big break, but for most of us, it is the little things we do every day that build up over time that are going to make or break us.
One bacon double cheeseburger is not going to make us fat or give us an instant heart attack – if it did, I highly doubt any of us would eat them. On the flip side, exercising for 30 minutes one time is not going to give us the body and fitness level we desire; otherwise, none of us would have any trouble doing it every day if we saw the immediate results.
Darleen Barnard is an ACE Certified Health Coach, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Weight Loss Specialist, Behavior Change Specialist and John Maxwell Certified Life Coach. She is a Core Faculty member at Capella University and a published author on numerous websites including Hubpages, SelfGrowth, CalorieBee, and LetterPile. She is passionate about helping her clients achieve their health and wellness goals.