The aggregation of marginal gains is a very cool concept.
“If you get 1% better each day for an entire year you’d be 37 times better at the end of the year. That’s 3,700% better. Compounding is cool.” - Patrick Griffith
Patrick watched the same video I did of a James Clear talk. (yeah it starts with a Team Sky example – link below) James suggests that habits are the compound interest of self-improvement:
- Good habits make time your ally.
- Bad habits make time your enemy.
Here are his four stages of habit formation.
Noticing: Many people think that they lack motivation when what they really lack is clarity.
Wanting: shape your environment to provide you with what you want vs. just wanting what is available now
Doing: Quantity vs Quality? Quantity leads to quality. Sometimes you need to try things and make mistakes to get good.
Liking: Figure out how to bring the long-term reward into the present. Don’t break the chain.
I believe figuring out how to leverage this approach is key for everyone. Check out the video about this concept below in the Startups section.
thank you for reading,
In one week, I’ll be going Bonn or Bust!