Went running over the weekend and decided to give it a go at the pull-up bar. My NS status is that i am 'excused' for pull-ups so never needed to complete that for IPPT since i fractured my wrist many years back.
Since then i got a bit rounder at the waist, and was a 'zero-fighter' for some time. However, since focusing a little bit more on my health last year in 2015, I had been doing adhering to the habit of doing 20 diamond push-ups every morning before work.
Lo and behold! At the pull-up bar, i managed to do 5 and believe that i can do a few more if i wanted to.
I think there's an inflection point in everything we do. I can't do a pull-up for the longest time ever, and when i DID managed to do 1 pull-up, i managed to do 5 at the same time. To me that is a breakthrough point. The lesson for me is things in life is not linear.... we may be stagnant for a while, but once the breakthrough has been made, growth can be exponential.
0 to 1 pull-up is difficult, but 1 to 5 pull-ups is comparatively easier.
I believe it is the same as my financial journey... while i have not made my pot of gold, the 2nd and 3rd pot of gold will come easier once the first pot has been made. It could be the magic of compounding, could be greater access to other investments, but yea, looking forward.
Note to self to carry on saving/investing in the year 2016 for that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow! One step at a time.