“Instead of trying to be perfect at everything,” she wrote, “pick something that’s going to make a difference and make a vow to get 1 percent better at it every day.”According to Weiss, “If you improve by 1 percent each day, in 70 days you’ll be twice as good.”
The math for this may seem counter-intuitive. Wouldn’t it take 100 days to increase by 100 percent?
Say you’re starting at a level of 12, and you want to get to 24. If you increase by 1% each day, the first day you’d go from 12 to 12.12,
- the second day from 12.12 to 12.2412,
- day 3 from 12.2412 to 12.363612, and so on.
- By day 9, you’d be at 13.12422327221233,
- and by day 35, you’d be just a hair under 17 (16.99923307237521).
Didn’t you always want to know that?Of course, you’d have to be diligent about that 1% improvement each day.
You can apply this to just about anything. Learn a bit more each day. Practice a bit more. Study a bit more. Walk a bit more.Wanna move a mountain/write a book/become a beekeeper/learn Esperanto? Now you know how.
BEEattitude for Day # 416:Blessed are those who build their comb with steady work, for they shall have honey aplenty.
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