Daily Consistency = Massive Results: THE COMPOUND EFFECT by Darren Hardy | Core Message

I recently read the book at the compound effect but author Darren Hardy to understand what the compound effect is let’s play out a little scenario now pretend someone offered you the following put in 30 minutes a day the same time every day to push your skills and show improvement at the end of the first week you’ll get $10 with a 10% raise at the end of each week if you consistently put in the time day after day or you were offered $5,000 to put in the same amount of time but you don’t need to do it on a consistent basis and you don’t need to improve your skills you can just use your existing skill set now which would you take let’s say you took the first option and your friend takes the second you start putting in a small amount of consistent work each day after an entire month of daily effort you’ve made 51 dollars and one cent meanwhile your friend is is cashed in a check for $5,000 after the second month your friend is rubbing it in your face he just made $10,000 not needing to push himself and here you are working day after day for a petty hundred and twenty-five dollars 81 cents up at this point your family starts suggesting that you should take the other offer as it’s still on the table but you don’t get discouraged you believe in what you’re doing and you know the hard work will pay off one day after the third month people are getting downright angry with you you’ve only made 235 dollars and 24 cents they think you’ve made a stupid decision and beg you just take the other offer but you ignore them and keep proceeding a year goes by you only have fifteen thousand five hundred and forty-one dollars to your friends sixty thousand dollars he’s living a comfortable life and doesn’t really have a care in the world meanwhile people are openly ridiculing you for giving up such a great opportunity to make easy money only after 16 months have you made the same amount of money as your friend your friends and family only have one thing to say it’s about damn time after 60 months of putting in the work day after day and receiving a 10% increase at the end of each week only now are you starting to see significant results the next month you make $40,000 in one month the month after that you make fifty nine thousand dollars at the end of that second year you have accumulated just over 2.2 million dollars an average of 1.1 million per year to your friends 60,000 year your family and friends are dumbfounded your friend can’t help but think he’s missed out on something significant sure he’s comfortable with 60 grand a year but he’s filled with regret what the story illustrates is that small unsexy but smart decisions made consistently every day that are in alignment with your big vision lead to seemingly incomprehensible and incredible results results that you can be truly proud of one day author Darren Hardy calls us the compound effect Darren is a multi-millionaire and he’s interviewed six successful entrepreneurs a month for his magazine success and he’s found that almost all self-made success uses the compound effect he says what’s most interesting about this process to me is that even though the results are massive the steps in the moment don’t feel significant the changes are subtle they’re almost imperceptible the small changes you make every day offer no immediate result no big win and no obvious I told you so pay off so why bother it’s hard not to think this way when we live in a culture that promotes what Darren calls a microwave mentality we expect instant downloads fast food and same-day shipping to stay true to the compound curve we need to trade the need for immediate results for immediate alignment with our core values Darren says your core values are your internal compass your guiding beacon your personal GPS they act as the filter through which you run all life’s demands requests and temptations making sure they’re leading you towards your intended destination getting your core values defined and properly calibrated is one of the most important steps in redirecting your life towards your grandest vision when you know that what you’re doing from moment to moment that the choices and decisions that you’re making from moment to moment aren’t alignment with your core values you stop needing to have instant results show up in your life your content in knowing that you are becoming the person that you want to become to discover your core values within your work setting complete the following exercise think of someone successful within your field or the field you want to work in that you respect then ask yourself what key attributes most contribute to their success when I do this exercise I think of people that are curious love learning and push themselves to produce great things in the world therefore my core values in work are learning and creating things that challenge the status quo now it’s my duty to know if my actions are in alignment with my core values so I need to monitor every single choice that I make while working Darren says that most of us are sleepwalking through our daily choices half the time we’re not even aware that we’re making them to make sure that I am aware of my choices during my work hours I’ve started writing down every work-related decision that I make at the top of each hour I write down what I focused on the last hour then at the top of the page I write down my core value learning and creating I then objectively cross out every decision that I made that doesn’t align with my core values this exercise has sharpened my focus I’ve started to notice things that aren’t in alignment with my core values almost immediately knowing that I’m making small decisions that are moving me towards the person I want to become is enough to quiet my monkey mind from wanting to see instant results the act of aligning each work decision with my core value provides me with the reassurance and motivation to stick with my daily pursuit of achieving a compounded incredible result in my life sometimes knowing that we’re making good choices isn’t enough to know that we were on the right path the compound path we need to focus and measure the percent games not then that gains in the initial example if I would have focused on the net income I was making each month and how petty it was in comparison to my friend then I would have given up but by focusing on the month-over-month return the percent gain I was achieving each month I developed a certainty to stick with it so during your pursuits actively measure the percent gains and focus on your momentum if your efforts are producing month over month or week over week improvements and your daily choices are aligning with your core values then you need to be patient we humans routinely overestimate what we can produce in a week but we vastly underestimate what we can produce in a few months four years of stained effort that was the core message that I gathered from Darren’s book if you are struggling to stick with your goals I highly recommend reading the compound effect if you would like a one-page PDF summary of the other insights that I gathered from Darren’s book just click the link below and I’ll be happy to email it to you if you already subscribe to the free productivity newsletter this PDF is already in Rhian box thanks for watching and have a productive day


100 thoughts on “Daily Consistency = Massive Results: THE COMPOUND EFFECT by Darren Hardy | Core Message”

  • Thanks man, it is always necessary to remind ourselves about being focused on our goals. The key word for me is perspective

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  • I love the comment section in here…..for the first time in my life i think i have found my friends….ppl i like.We should get together n make a cult or sth…Anyone???

  • Really awesome video! Love the compass for "Immediate Alignment with Core Values"!

    Major Key ~ So you can become who you want to be.

  • What his earnings will be after 40 years?
    I think it'll surpass everything…even US GDP.
    Not very practical. is it?

  • ProfessorStroeve says:

    My jaw dropped when the video hit 5:00. I started logging my work activities last summer with time stamps on excel. My patience has been replenished. Thank you for posting the video!

  • Brother, from my heart I would love to thank you for your time and effort. Thousands of people including me have learned a lot from your videos. Stay motivated, stay curious. Best luck!

  • Kevin D. Najera says:

    I would choose the second option, take those 5k a month and invest them in whatever is on demand, while the guy who took the first option is getting 2.2M after all that Ilegal activity he/she must be on, the rest of that life will be about making sure nobody realizes his increases in pay are unrealistic, that includes money laundry of course…

  • cumulative , a good thing…not compound , however…

    lets say you consistently exrcise to build muscle…cumulatively you can get muscle mass .. if it were compound you would get the dize of godzilla…

    getting e ads on your y t vid can ,of course , become compound…because of expanding number of responders and repeat ad click royalties….

    i don't think darren means that…he iyscsaying steady repetition of daily effort builds up …cumulatively…
    Insurance sales
    karate practice
    music practice
    computer programming ..


  • Why did he assume that frnd who is getting 5000 per month is not having growth or conpounding … i think thats a misleading assumption

  • I went the second route. That way I get a lot of free time to be with my family and friends. I have time for my hobbies and gaming. I even make enough to invest early on. Stress free and no worries.

  • I agree with the concept albeit not to the degree it is purported to work. The introduction just shows the power of compound interest which is a mathematical, objective formula, which literally has no relation to rewards produced from consistent effort. Some people work more/less efficiently than others. Also, people plateau given their own physical or mental restraints. Also, if this were true, there would be basketball players shooting 99% from the court. A professor who creates a novel new math proof would then next year discover the math for black holes and then the mutliverse and then build rockets to travel trillions of light years away the next year. An exponential reward function doesn't materialize from consistent effort.

  • I felt the core values that you mentioned were very important. Using this method in my art makes me feel better about my progress.

  • The most ironic thing is that what the productivity game is doing is exactly giving shortcut and instant gratification to those who are lazy/not willing to read full books. It sure provides informative knowledge, but it filters out your personal thinking process whiling reading and will never become part of yours

  • hmmm the first point could be more effective in a way… you take option B for the first few weeks THEN go to the smarter long term option A… It actually works out well in life. For example… Go hard core on your diet and fitness for like 3 weeks then just tone it down and make sure you keep to consistency 😉 The key to it is to realize what step of the process you're in. It's seasonal.

  • Independent Observor says:

    Ridiculous video, only an idiot completely devoid of any common sense and absolutely zero financial knowledge would pass an option offering a 10% weekly compound growth. But considering the likes and views, I imagine there are many who find such rudimentary videos informative.

  • Unfortunately real life doesn't work in this straightforward way! There are a countless number of very mature "unrecognized geniuses" in art, music, theatre, and other low-demand pursuits, who, in 30 years are still barely getting by and starve their families too, but stubbornly refuse to take up something more down-to-earth that actually pays almost right away after the education is finished (like nursing or accounting).

  • Nice little tip on 'note at the top of the hour'. It was yt algorithm that suggested your video. I haven't checked your channel yet, but was wondering if you had a tip on "how to" focus.

  • Mantas Valciukas says:

    I kinda started understanding this principle, when I first started learning about investing, like index or mutual funds all are great ideas, not because you put your money in there and not because you get that growth each year, but because everything that you put in the previous year is going to help whatever you put in this year to make even more money and same goes for skills, even if you learn like programming or lose weight or whatever it is, it might not be as important or as effective as you'd like it to be, but when you decide to move on to learning the next skill, the skills that you've learnt before will help you excel in the new one as well.

  • Facts Matter says:

    I agree, this was the model I intuitively understood from my childhood growing up on the wrong side of the tracks. I sacrificed my time and comfort and worked at any menial job I had to if that's what it took to move incrementally forward by getting a college degree. Ultimately I became an successful entrepreneur and now live a very privileged life, but in hindsight I also realize random luck was also a big factor in my success because there are millions of people who made sacrifices and worked just as hard as I did who didn't become financial independent. But you can't fear failure or fail to try because then your fate is sealed.

  • Isaac Landin Flower says:

    One of my favorite quotes from The Compound Effect "When most people set out to achieve new goals, they ask 'Okay, I have my goal; now what do I need to do to get it?' It's not a bad question, but it's not the first question that needs to be addressed either. The question we should be asking ourselves is: 'Who do I need to become?' You probably know some people who seem to do all the right things, but still don't produce the results they want, right? Why not? One thing Jim Rohn taught me is: 'If you want to have more, you have to become more. Success is not something you pursue. What you pursue will elude you; it can be like trying to chase butterflies. Success is something you attract by the person you become."

  • F****ing AMAZING!!!! Finally something I can show my parents and loved ones that I am Hustling on the 'Compound Effect'. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS PRODUCTION!!!!! Much success 🙂

  • Reality Myway says:

    Thank you for doing the work and sharing it for free. I am considered a successful person by any matrix measured. But I still have a very difficult time doing anything consistently over a longer period of time. This has been driving me crazy. I will follow the advice and commit to small sustained long term action. I believe that is what has been missing in my approach.

  • Well done video… for those who havent read the book yet this video gives you the general idea in a clear way…now i want to watch other videos about other books??

  • Beeblebrox One says:

    The accumulated revenue theory is not realistic. Life doesn't usually work like that. Random interference etc. It's a nice idea but to guarantee an increase of ten percent every month just isn't realistic.

  • Can't be touched says:

    You get compound effect from meditation,cold showers,fasting and exercising,in two months you can become new man!


    Great message and great video. Align your daily tasks with your values and goals.. Now that's productive!!!

  • The idea of compound growth is great. However, the hard part is measuring growth, esp. with many things in life that are more qualitative (e.g. skills and relationships). Also, growing constantly at a positive % in something is very difficult and it depends on what one is trying to grow in, but one thing that is common among anything that is being improved is that improvement and its growth starts diminishing and it becomes very difficult to grow more due to limited resources.

  • Shezad Majumder says:

    Hi there,
    Nice video man! Appreciate it!
    Btw the video below may change someone's life:

  • Master Reaper says:

    see people keep directing me here when i talk about having no drive or ambition.. but this demands a huge amount of drive. To make constant small changes with absolutely no perceivable pay off and relying on an end goal which one with no ambitions or goals simply doesnt have is damn near impossible isnt it? i mean this entire process is designed to use your GOAL to cause you to make small choices that align with it..if not having a goal is your problem this system loses its entire core….

  • An old way of expressing the same concept is The Chinese Bamboo Tree story. Look it up. Basically, you plant the seed, water it, nourish the soil, pull the weeds, etc. week-in, week-out for what seems like an eternity. Meanwhile, you don’t see any visible signs of growth for awhile. Frustrating! Then, suddenly, it grows 80 feet in one year! What was happening under the surface was the plant building a root system to support exponential growth.

  • Vito Corleone says:

    What a great video and explanation, this is very good to keep in mind. It's all about delayed gratification and patience

  • Valentine Igwedibia says:

    I haven't read this book but I can feel my life is about to change after I read this book. Thanks for making this video for us. You the best !!! Gonna order this book right after this comment.

  • Audel Salazar says:

    Summary of The Compound Effect:
    1. Small, unsexy but Smart Decisions Made Consistently Everyday lead to incredible results
    2. Trade the "Microwave Mentality" of Immediate Results for Immediate Alignment with your Core Values
    3. Core Values are your compass you use to make your decisions and filter your actions through everyday

  • This is wonderful! It can be easy to be discouraged at first when you want to see big results fast. But that pretty much has never happened! I'm becoming someone who is able to put in more and more work, just yesterday I spent all day working on my channel. It's the first day I've had where I was able to do that without feeling totally drained. A victory can seem small, but with CONSISTENCY, you are able to get a big victory!

  • Exponential growth is another name for this principle. It works both ways though. Banks don't tell customers that this is how COMPOUNDING interest works on credit cards. Short term fun but long term debt slavery with unbelievable interest compounding on top of interest. Over the long haul…It can destroy you. The compounding effect can be seen behind the wealth of a lot of rich people because they understand the value of DELAYED GRATIFICATION. It's the biggest difference between the rich and the poor. Instant gratification mentality VS delayed gratification mentality.

  • Thank you! I really needed to see this video. I will read this book now. Because of this video…I know I'm on the right path.

  • I must respectfully disagree with your video and the book. I am 64 years old and retired, and here is what I see happens in the real world. Yes it is true that effort produces results, but it is MORE important to be NOT-fat, handsome, clean-dressed, and friendly. It also helps if you have large breasts and a pretty face if you are a woman. Those things plus a LITTLE talent will make you very rich. If a person lacks some of those BASIC traits, then working yourself to death will not get you very far.

  • I Support You! I have purchased your yearly subscription because you focus on the Best books and Add visuals and this is HUGE! Because I am primarily a visual learner. And as a bonus you summarize expertly.
    I have purchased many of these already but this is great to do a quick 10 min. Review daily.
    Keep it up!

  • While I definitely agree that small, consistent efforts can bring enormous results, not everyone can make it on 15K in that first year especially if you have a family. So, you might have to work two jobs for a while, get up early, work weekends, work late, whatever it takes. That's how I wrote my first book. Got up at 4:30 every day for years.

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