Success isn’t mysterious. It’s mathematical. And most importantly, it’s possible!
The more time you spend improving YOU, the higher you’ll go.
The power to excel exponentially at improving is in joining The 1% Club. If you work diligently to get 1% better each day, in one year you’ll be ~38% better. Imagine where you could be in 5, 10 or 20 years? The real power here is to get a little better each day. Don’t sweat the numbers. Just know they are there.
Bear in mind it works the other way too. Doing nothing puts you in jeopardy of losing 1% each day and in one year under this scenario you’re not just older, you have declined.
Early on, as a teenager, I wanted(scratch that) needed to improve. I was declining and decaying, so I started my 1% Club effort in these areas:
- Physical Health—sleep 7-9 hours. Move more each day. Eat better.
- Emotional Intelligence—increase attention and awareness to what is pushing my buttons. Thoughts lead to emotions that lead to actions that can bring results or consequences.
- Mental Well-Being—the essential muscle needs the most exercise. Read, pause, and reflect. Notice. Be present.
- Spiritual—spiritual health is not religion. Religion is fine, but I’m talking about reducing negativity and encouraging gratitude and clarity for reality. Seeing the world as it is rather than how I am. For example, “Do you imagine the universe is agitated? Go into the desert at night and look at the stars. This practice should answer the question.” –Lao Tzu
Once you start, the compound effect will be on your side. You can’t help but improve. There’s no stopping you. This sustained effort is what helps you with the highly worthwhile effort to become the best version of yourself.
Why bother at all? Because humanity is much loftier than we could ever imagine.
Things to remember:
- Everyone begins as a novice.
- Early on visible results will be hard to see. Develop the courage not to be discouraged.
- Don’t compete with others. That will needlessly drain you. Run your race.
Success in The 1% Club requires a focused effort on simple disciplines and practices every day. Failure is comprised of errors in perception, interpretation reaction, and judgment, repeated every day.