Attitudes & Habits compound in life.
Eg: If a person is bad at managing money, they have habits and attitudes of consistently borrowing & spending more than they have or can earn, and this will compound in the long run and they will go broke or stay poor or both. As opposed to that, a person good with money will consistently spend below their means and save and invest money, hence getting wealthier with time.
Eg: If a person has a habit of overeating, that may compound and the person may become or stay obese. As opposed to that, a healthy person will tend to stay healthy, because of consistent health and food habits.