I read a fact a few years ago, that absolutely blew me away with it's simplicity and relevance.
Apparently if you put away $100 per week from the age of 20 and then when you turned 30 didn't save another cent, the amount of money in the bank at age 60 would exceed the amount you could accumulate if you waited till age 30 to start saving your $100, but continued putting the $100 in right up to age 60!
That is 10 years of saving, vs THIRTY years of saving.
How is this possible?
Another 20 years of compound interest for the first option.
However, I don't know about you, but if you'd tried to get me to save $100 a week when I was 20, I may have just told you where to go and jump......
I wonder if I travelled back in time, if I could convince my care free, younger self to do something to better help himself in the future.
It's a bit like that in the gym.....
It can be so hard to take on the message of thorough warm ups, mobility, single limb balance, and accessory work, when there is so much other fun stuff to do.
If you've never suffered from an injury, never had excess body fat, never dealt with stress, or lack of sleep, struggled with motivation to exercise; it can seem completely pointless.
Much like saving money when you're 20 years old......