The Power of 1% improvement
“If you start out with $100 at the beginning of the year and you were able to increase what you have by 1% every single day, at the end of the year, you would have $3,778.34 = $100 * (1 + 1%) ^ 365. That is 37.78x what you had at the beginning of the year. Get that 1% every single day!” — Zappos
Zappos wrote this urging employees to improve 1% each day and become 37 times better by the end of the year.
Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all do this and turn into superhumans in 1 year? Fitter, faster, smarter, happier and more productive.
There is a problem though, we’ve all read many life improvement articles but woken up and none of them come to mind so we just do the same crap we normally do.
The lazy bonz guide to doing this
Most life improvement methods talk about discipline and discipline sucks.
Have you noticed how people who are great at things tend to enjoy them?
Warren Buffet says he dances to work! Happiness appears to be key.
Therefore, I use the ‘what feels good’ and ‘what sucks’ system and it makes all the difference.
These are the steps:
1. Write down a list of ‘what feels good’ in the day.
2. Write down a list of ‘what sucks’ in the day.
3. Look at the list each morning to remind yourself to do things that feel good. Pick out things that suck and change them.