“Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world.” -Albert Einstein
“1% better each day, compounded, is 3800% better each year. 1% worse each day, compounded, means you lose 97% of your value each year.” -James Altucher
Prior to the 1986-1987 NBA season, Lakers coach Pat Riley asked his team to just strive to get 1% better in each area of their game by season’s end. The team bought in and they went on to win back to back championships.
It’s great to have big goals and dreams, but they can also be daunting. At times, crippling.
For those times, think of this 1% rule.
What can you do today to just be 1% better than yesterday? Or make 1% of progress?
Memorize a few more lines on the script.
Write or revise one page.
Do one more pushup or situp.
Be a little bit happier. A little bit kinder.
For anything at all. 1%. Day in. Day out. We can all do that, right?
I can’t wait to see what art you make, who you become in a year from now, two years, five years…