The Power of One Percent
Study this formula for a moment.
No cheating. Go back and study it for a moment.
The moment I saw this, its significance blew me away.
Someone behind me mentioned that there are 365 days in a year. I'd missed that part of the formula. I was looking at the other numbers.
Here's what the formula means.
Start at 100%. Also known as 1.00.
The first figure is what happens if you improve by 1% a day, every day, for a year. You progress from 1.00 to 37.80.
Almost 38 times your starting value.
That's what 1% a day can do.
The second figure is what happens if you decline by 1% a day, every day, for a year. You end up at only 3% of where you started.
That's also what 1% a day can do.
How hard is it to improve by 1% every day? Not very.
How hard is it to backslide by 1% every day. Alas, the answer's the same. Not very.
But doesn't that inspire you? All you have to do is improve by 1% every day.
It's not hard.
And that's the power of 1%.
Updated October 18, 2017
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