|We are prone to think that the opposite of success is failure.And it's not. It's decay.The opposite of moving forward, isn't standing still. It's decay. Like a pool of water that gets stagnant, we decay. Our businesses, whether we're in an online business, or offline?it decays.
So how do we overcome this decay?
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What is 15,000 multiplied by 365?
Why would you ask yourself such a question? I'm not really sure but I ask myself the question at the start of the year and the answer was mind boggling. It was 5,475,000. That's 5,475,000 steps that you can do in a year if you do 15,000 a day.
It was mind boggling to me for a very simple reason: I could never reach that goal. At least that's what I thought. I could never, ever reach that goal.
Then I thought about my parents. I thought of my grandparents, my great grandparents and all of them would have reached that goal. Every single one of them would have reached that goal every single year.
My parents, my grandparents, my great grandparents, they'd never known what it was to go to a gym. They never knew what it was to diet. They ate pretty much anything they wanted and any amounts of it and then they drank stuff. In the case of my dad I know that he smoked a lot as well and at 75 he was still riding his motorcycle.
So why did I got down this bizarre path of calculating these 5,000,000 steps a year?
The reason I went there was because I heard an interview somewhere. This doctor was talking about the opposite of success. In his case, he was talking about obesity and weight issues. He says, “The opposite of it is not standing still. The opposite of it is decay.”
That struck me like a thunderbolt.
The opposite of success is not not being successful. It's decay. It's almost like you've decided not to brush your teeth anymore and what happens. We're not really talking about standing still, are we? We're talking about decay. We're talking about stuff going really bad.
In today's episode I want to talk about three things.
- The first is about learning.
- The second about fitness.
- The third is about achievements.
Let's start off with the first one which is learning…to continue listening to or reading this podcast