My friend Jill desperately wants to get in shape.
She reads every fitness book she can get her hands on, listens to all the experts on YouTube, and knows all the exercises. She has treadmills, bicycles, free weights, and kettlebells.
But she never sees any results.
I told her she was spreading herself too thin and advised her to just listen to one fitness expert on YouTube who teaches a very specialized program designed specifically for females.
She did and decided that being at home trying to exercise was not working for her so she started selling and giving her equipment away.
Next she joined the local gym and got to work excited to finally be on her way.
We met a couple weeks later at the mall so I inquired how the new program was going. Was she starting to see the results she wanted?
Come to find out, she quit after just five workouts.
Geez! I couldn’t help but wonder why so I asked the obvious question…
“I thought I was doing so well, but I looked in the mirror and I didn’t look any different. I don’t really think the gym is for me. Plus, you have to realize that I’ve never had good genetics either.”
And then it hit me like a freight train as to why she was never able to get in great shape.
Jill’s got the ultimate “instant gratification” mindset.
If her efforts did not immediately produce visible results, she wrote off her goals and summed them up as just another failure.
Which is ridiculous.
Unfortunately, it’s an extremely common self-sabotaging behavior. According to Adam Sicinski at IQ Matrix, “People caught up in the instant gratification trap expect to gain something from nothing. Unfortunately, the world doesn’t work that way. You need to give something to get something back.”
Not just in fitness mind you..
But in biz opps too.
Many people join online biz opps and expect their laptops to spit out millions of dollars overnight.
Okay, I may be blowing this out of proportion, but you know I’m right.
Anyone who’s in great shape understands one BIG secret: your workouts today are reflected in the mirror 2 months from now.
And guess what? That takes consistency.
In the world of biz opps?
Choose one and stick to it for at least a few months.
If you’re consistent, chances are, you’d see a totally different bank balance in two months.
It’s important to mention, however, that you got to choose the right biz opp for you.
Just like you have to choose the right workout program for you.
I’m not sure if what I’m doing is a great fit for you. After all, this is what amounts to a personal journey of self-discovery.