If you're going to start doing something this exact second, you're going to start a snowball that you will not be able to stop.
Do 5 push-ups right now and you have started the whole process in your brain and in your body that will last forever.
Your body and brain now knows that on 31st of October you WERE able to do 5 pushups. That means that you can keep on doing 5 pushups with potential of improvement.
Next time your brain is idle, it will put that thought out.
“Hey, hey you. Do 5 pushups. I know you can.”
Progress makes perfect
This means the following to you:
If you want to get healthy. Start with something.
If you do, then in 1 year time you will look back at your first pushup and wonder how in world you changed so much.
When you start, you have 2 options. To do it once and stop. Or to keep on doing this small thing over and over, every day.
If you choose the first option, of never doing this again. You haven’t lost anything by trying it once.
If you choose the second option, then congratulations, you just changed your life!
This can be true for both, productive things you do and destructive things you do for the first time.
What important is, even if you want to try to expel bad habits and only add good habits, that way you will make your life solely consisting of good habits.
The biggest thing here are that habits define who we are.
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle
So if you want to be successful, don’t underestimate the power of starting with a simple task.
It will and it does compound.
Start now. Get perfect later.