Can a measly 1% improvement make a difference? It might not make a difference in a day, but regular 1% improvements can change your life!
Sometimes we set goals so big that were too intimidated to even take the first step. Our brains don’t like the idea of big changes, which is why change can be so uncomfortable. However, a simple 1% change is insignificant enough to slip by our defense mechanisms.
We even have confidence in our ability to improve anything by just 1%.
For our purposes, we’re going to define the 1% rule as making a 1% improvement in every aspect of your life each day.
See how you can embrace the power of small, incremental changes:
- Small improvements are believable, attainable, and sustainable. Big changes and improvements can be hard to fathom. However, it’s not hard to convince ourselves that we can be 1% better today than we were yesterday.
- Small improvements lead to big changes. A child learning to walk is a perfect example. Consider how long it takes a child to learn how to go from being able to crawl to being able to run. Each of these processes is a series of tiny daily improvements.
- Look for areas in which you can make a 1% improvement. Look at your own life for areas where you could make small improvements each day. Consider your health, career, finances, and relationships.
- Could you be 1% better at your job today than you were yesterday? What would you do better?
- When five companies make a sales pitch to a potential client, the best pitch gets all of the work. A one percent advantage can lead to 100% of the benefits. Never underestimate the power of 1%.
- Over time, a 1% daily improvement will completely renovate your life. Imagine each part of your life being 365% better. That figure even ignores the power of compounding.