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Think your small decisions each day don’t matter?  This short story might change your mind!

Picture three friends that grew up together.  They live in the same neighborhood and have similar outlooks on life.  Each makes $50,000 a year.  They are each married and have average health and body weight.

Friend #1 is Jim.  He plods along each day, doing what he’s always done.  He’s a generally happy guy, but complains on occasion that nothing ever changes.

Friend #2 is Rick.  He wants to see changes in his life, but doesn’t want to make a big deal of it.  He starts making some small, positive changes.  He begins reading 10 pages per day on a topic that he finds important and helpful. He also listens to 30 minutes of something instructional or inspirational on his way to work.  He has also decided to cut 125 calories from his diet every day.  He is determined to stick with these simple choices.

Friend #3 is Brian.  He is less concerned than Jim or Rick, figuring he’s fine now.  No need to worry about it.  He buys a new big-screen and starts watching more of the shows he hears everyone talk about.  He likes to have a small snack while he watches TV.   Again, no major changes- about 125 calories more per day on average.

Read more to see the dramatic differences as a few months go by.

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