One Percent

Think of something big you want to accomplish in life. It can be anything:

Create a successful business, write a well acclaimed book, go to mars, learn 5 languages…

Whatever i­t­ is we set our minds on, there’s a gap between us, our goals, and a bunch of unknown, terrifying, exhilarating, rock bottom, uncomfortable things standing in between where we are and where we want to be.

Big picture goals are like a large realistic painting you view at a distance. When you get closer, you realize the picture was made from dabs of different colors and strokes of movement.

Mistakes, creative epiphanies, techniques and layer and layers of work and expression are what turns stretched canvas and some tubes of paste into a masterpiece that resonates through time.

It’s the same with our big goals. It’s hard to see how a BIG goal is accomplished, when you’re starting at ground zero looking up at this looming mountain, lacking a Sherpa to guide the way. You want to get to the top, but how?


Doing even just a tiny amount of consistent and deliberate work dedicated towards accomplishing your goal will accumulate up over time.

1% doesn’t just add up, it multiplies. The more consistent and good you get at something you love, the more you’ll want to do it.

What’s one small thing you can do today—right now—to get you one step closer to your goal?

It doesn’t matter if it’s an hour or just ten minutes.

Start with 1%, Stick with at least 1%, and one day you’ll be in the top 1%.

STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #1853

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