A gentle nudge

77 days ago I pointed out that by focussing on being 1% better at something every single day, we could be twice as good at that thing in just 72 days.

So, how did you go? What are you twice as good at now?


It’s easy to ignore or dismiss this challenge, better to take a moment to realise its significance.

Seth Godin, 18 times best-selling author, entrepreneur and speaker, talks about creating change by focusing on small improvements every single day, drip by drip.

Naval Ravikant, CEO and Co-Founder of AngelList, once said:

“…all the greatness in life comes from compound interest.”

Jerry Seinfeld, arguably the most famous comedian of all time, developed a strategy where he marked each day on his calendar that he spent time writing. He said:

“After a few days you’ll have a chain. Just keep at it and the chain will grow longer every day. You’ll like seeing that chain, especially when you get a few weeks under your belt. Your only job is to not break the chain.”

Three relatively prolific references, if I do say so myself. 

The nudge? 

Stop looking for the ‘hack’ and start focussing on the 1%.

Drip. Drip. Drip.

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