Pivot Move #2: Move the Needle One Percent

We all want big returns on our effort and we can easily get discouraged when we discount the tiny improvements we make every day.

A Powerful Pivot Move

Remember and teach those you lead that 1% daily compounded interest is a powerful financial concept. The same is true for health, relationships, spiritual growth, and business success.

Celebrate small, incremental gains made every day. Chuck the comparisons, the quick fixes, the magic bullets, and the Hail Marys that keep us from committed, daily, consistent growth.

In the words of the great coach, John Wooden:

“When you improve a little each day, eventually big things occur. When you improve conditioning a little each day, eventually you have a big improvement in conditioning. Not tomorrow, not the next day, but eventually a big gain is made. Don’t look for the big, quick improvement. Seek the small improvement one day at a time. That’s the only way it happens — and when it happens, it lasts.”

 Team Challenge

  • Focus on improvement, not perfection.
  • Focus on process, not achievement.
  • Focus on systems and processes, not just on dreaming about you BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal)
  • Focus on tested principles like, “Steady plodding leads to prosperity,” rather than “No Pain, No Gain.”

How can you make this mind shift come alive for yourself and those you lead?

Published by

Maria Keckler

The curator behind Communication That Converts™, Maria is a corporate consultant, helping organizations ignite movements of employees who love coming to work, customers who love coming back to buy, and stakeholders who love spreading the word about the company. She's a keynote speaker and author of Bridge Builders: How Superb Communicators Get What They Want In Business and In Life.

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