Newsletter #8: Compounding

March 16, 2021

A book.

The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson

There are things in our lives that are easy to do and things in our lives that are easy not to do. Do them.

You will not see a difference in your strength or your body after 10 push-ups. You will not see a difference after a week of 70 push-ups. You will see a difference after a year of 3,650 push-ups. The compounding effect is real, just ask the British Cycling Team.

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A thought.

We often think we have to make big changes in order to see results.

If we want to get healthier, we think we must completely overhaul our diet.

If we want to get stronger, we think we must go to the gym for 75 minutes a day.

If we want to get smarter, we think we must read 100 pages a day.

When in fact, if we make small changes like the following:

  • Only drink water and coffee during the week.
  • 10 push-ups and 10 sit-ups a day.
  • 10 pages of a book a day.

We won’t see results in a day or a week, perhaps not even a month. But after a year, we will have completely transformed ourselves thanks to the compounding effect.

The journey doesn’t start when you think about taking the first step – it starts when you take the first step. So just start!


A quote.

“It’s not the big things that add up in the end; it’s the hundreds, thousands, or millions of little things that separate the ordinary from the extraordinary.”

Darren Hardy

What little things can you do?

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