What if you could improve how you can do something for a year by 1% every day? You’d be 37x better. What if your performance dropped by 1 percent every day for a year. You’d lose 97 percent of your performance.
I came across two math equations which confers the idea, with a spin. The compounding effect of improving.
It’s a reminder that becoming a little bit each day has effects in short periods of time. To bastardize Einstein: Compounding improvement has become the most effective force in the universe.
Before we would leave campus – Christmas holiday or spring break or summer holiday – our ski coach would tell us,”You’re either getting faster or you are getting slower. There’s no such thing as remaining the same” It was his way of motivating us to train hard during those times.