A Nashville man says “taking the stairs,” or avoiding life’s shortcuts, is the secret to success. And his book about that very subject is already becoming a worldwide best seller.
Rory Vaden has spent the past two years literally taking the stairs everywhere from the Empire State Building to the CN Tower in Toronto.
But he is not just doing this for his health. Vaden is trying to make a profound point that he hopes will change people’s lives.
“Taking the stairs is a mindset,” he said. “It’s a simple metaphor that represents choosing the hard right over the easy wrong.”
In his book titled Take the Stairs, Vaden shares seven key steps to achieving true success. But at the root of all of them is one thing – self discipline.
“When we indulge in spending on credit, eating whatever we want, and saying whatever we feel like. When we chose the escalators of the world, what happens is procrastination and indulgence become these creditors that charge us interest and make things worse in the long term,” Vaden said.
On top of his desk is a dream board, and beneath it is a calendar jam-packed with the activities and things that must be completed in order to make those dreams possible. He says taking the stairs helps you do more than avoid the bad. Those sacrifices will even help rearrange the outcome of your future…