“Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” – Benjamin Franklin
Daily Nugget of Gold 1632
Make Tiny Improvements Daily
Our title says it all. Well, most of it, anyhow. If it really said it all, we’d have a lot of blank pixels underneath it, wouldn’t we? Fortunately, we were born with the gift of gab and we’ll always find a way to insert many related thoughts into the tightest places, ha ha!
Why just tiny improvements, why not make huge strides every day? For one thing, it seems that if we focus on taking giant leaps each and every day in our lives, we’ll grow tired more quickly. Quantum leaps are good to have on occasion, but we don’t need to make one every day in order to get ahead. In all likelihood, if we tried to have a quantum leap daily, we would fizzle out or do some things that turned out horribly wrong because we tried to push it (ourselves) to the max when it (we) wasn’t (weren’t) ready.
Tiny improvements daily have a way of stacking up, but not in an arithmetical fashion, but in a geometric fashion. The difference here is that we not only got better today than we were yesterday, but we also improved upon the improvements we made the day before. So, we aren’t just painting mathematical castles in the air, here- we are talking about the difference between average and extraordinary, the difference between being mediocre and a smashing success.
Another selling point on this whole idea of making tiny improvements daily, as if we needed another, is that it’s very do-able. This is a concept we can easily wrap our minds around, one that we see as taking a minimum of effort. Once we really take into account the difference it makes in our vector towards success, the tiny effort we extend seems utterly worthwhile.
Hey, for a title that we earlier said “says it all”, we’ve actually figured out even more to say on this subject. “What”, you might ask? Well, let’s just say some food for thought as to what kind of improvements to shoot for. Tiny ones that pay off the most. Join us next time to see one of them.
Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves
What could I do a little better today than yesterday?”
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