Birthdays and special occasions

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  • November 9, 2009

Today is the day of the year I lie in and think about where I was at this time the year before. Today makes it pretty easy to remember because it’s my birthday.

Every year for as long as I can remember I have spent some time thinking about the last twelve months and seeing how far I either moved forward or not. I also think about where I will be in twelve months time if I keep doing the same things.

This occurred to me today; even though sometimes days seem to go by without me seemingly achieving anything at all, over twelve months anything I do adds up and up. So that by the end of twelve months the compounding nature of doing something everyday means you have done a lot by the end of the year.

Einstein is supposed to have said compounding interest is the Eighth Wonder of the World and it can work for you or against you. If you want it to work for you and have the life you wish for you have to invest one thing everyday that can then compound on what you did yesterday. Because there will be interest applied to those things and after awhile the magic of compounding interest will take over and you will zoom into the life or goal you want. It will become effortless because you have kept consistently investing.

So today and everyday do one thing that makes you happy because by the end of twelve months you will have done a lot of those things and you will be very surprised at how good the year was.