The 1% Difference

“Greatness is a lot of small things done well.” – Ray Lewis 

In a world that demands so much of us, and one that we equally demand so much of, one might consider it fair to think that success should arrive as quickly as our demands of success. However, what we find is that success, even the oft-revered “overnight success,” is the result of the culmination of years of hard work. 

If we are to dissect the lives of the heroes, the mentors, and the distinct humans who have achieved greatness before our time, we would find one thing in common: their small victories built up over time to become what we know and regard as their greatest successes today. 

You will find that all successful people put in consistent effort until they reach the level they define as success. They then set their sights on other goals and work toward accomplishing them. The pattern thereafter continues. But reaching that level takes time. And the problem remaining is that most people are impatient and want everything to happen at once; which is, put simply, unreasonable. 

Sure, you can wish and hope for your success to move in overnight. You can want for 100% change in your life to occur at lightning pace. But not only will that not happen, is that really all you want? 

If you consider 1% growth every day for one year, you will have achieved a growth rate of 365% in the same time others looked to only improve less than 1/3 of where you would be. That consistent growth will eventually lead to the success you want.  

Set your goals and work hard to achieve them . Add 1% growth every day towards your personal goals, and eventually you’ll find the success you were one day only hoping to get.  Start now. 

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