What if I told you that if you want to get rich, all you have to do is to put a pebble in a jar every day for 100 days? The rules are:
- You cannot skip a day.
- If you do, you need to start over.
- You also cannot put pebbles in that jar ahead of time.
Do you think this is stupid? Do you think this will work? Are you willing to put it to the test?
I hope you do, as you will learn a crucial lesson.
It is effortless to do something once or twice: get on a healthy diet, exercise, develop that marketing skill that you need. But as soon as you commit to doing it every day for 100 days, all sorts of problems come up.
“What if I forget? What if I have to fly? What if I am too tired? Too sick? In a hospital? What if I change my mind and this is no longer important?”
All of a sudden, “every day for 100 days” seems nearly impossible.
And yet, some people have done it. And not only for 100 days but for years in a row.
There is a considerable power inconsistency. In always showing up, even when you don’t feel like it, especially if you don’t feel like it!
What you may also discover is that you will not have a lot of competition, as most will give up after ten days or so, and you will have many people looking up to you because, at some level, they understand that showing up 100 days in a row is very difficult. So there is a certain kind of power around the people who do it.
I challenge you to give this a try and report back with the results. Personally, I am yet to have a 100 days streak of doing anything consistently. But don’t make this your excuse.