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Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.
-- John Steinbeck
 

 

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Small improvements

Imagine lifting a five pound weight today, and tomorrow adding just one percent to the weight, and lifting it again. Continue adding just one percent each day, and at the end of one year you would be lifting 185 pounds.

The effort necessary to achieve a one percent improvement is barely noticeable. Yet those small improvements, continued and compounded, quickly add up.

What could you do today to make your life tomorrow just a little bit better? What could you do each day to continue that incremental improvement?

Challenge yourself to invest a spare moment, a spare effort, a spare dollar, to benefit your future. Seek a small improvement, and then a small improvement on the improvement.

You may not have access to vast resources, yet you absolutely have access to this powerful strategy. When you’re always improving, those improvements are sure to lead somewhere great.

You have the opportunity right now to do one thing just a little better than you did it before. Take that opportunity, and over time you’ll create massive new value in your world.

— Ralph Marston

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