1+ 1 will always equal 2 but does your past behavior, always dictate your future conduct and success? Depending on who you ask, there is an 85% chance that a person’s past conduct and behavior will determine the outcome of their future. This is simply scientific reasonings that may or may not apply in every case. The basic concepts however indicate that what a person does or doesn’t do during their journey to adulthood, is the best indicator of how they will perform in the future. That applies to both positive and negative behaviors.
Let’s say for instance you were a self-motivated child, studied without being asked, embraced success, and exemplified focus and planning, or you grew up in a disciplined driven home that taught excellence, values, and healthy social behaviors; According to research, there is an 85% chance that you will have the same motivation and success as an adult. These studies claim that learning self-control and positive life concepts early are the truest predictor of how a child will persevere over time, and to what degree.
What studies don’t show is what percentage of people have an epiphany through exposure to life revelations and failures, and how those experiences can motivate change. Think about children who experience abuse and neglect but are motivated to never neglect their children, thus are inspired to work endlessly to achieve success and prosperity.
When using the 85/15 percentage method, use it as a concept, but not the rule, and remember it doesn’t matter when your insight becomes a reality, it perfectly okay to maximize that starting point. Turn your right now dreams into your tomorrow’s realities, and it doesn’t matter if it was gained through legacy, or hardship, the manifestation is virtually the same.
Motivation Monday Winning is a mentality, not a rule! Graceson Ellison