[image] Slowly but Surely. Today is a Good Day to Start, Do It!

[image] Slowly but Surely. Today is a Good Day to Start, Do It!
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  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    Thorusss

    This proves that consistent 1% improvement per day is impossible long term.
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    HaroerHaktak

    So what you're saying is.. I'm fine?
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    Demiko18

    That's correct math but incorrect conclusion.
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    jedi1josh

    For me my day becoming 1% worse is my day getting better.
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    Shirakawasuna

    Downward curve should be exponentially decay (curve should face up). 0/10 points, completely incoherent, I'm now going to be angry all week.
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    Shitty-Coriolis

    This is absurd. No one could sustain such growth. 1% growth is not a small amount, especially after it compounds 365 times. This just shows you how much harder 1% growth becomes after it has compounded 365 times. Each successive jump is significantly larger than the last. Each jump takes more energy.
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    anoobice

    this actually came from a book. read Atomic Habits. a very motivational and informative book about the destructive and positive powers of habits.
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    Sway06

    If you give 100% you get zero!
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    Arth_Urdent

    That is also the approach economists take it seems. Assuming there are not limits to exponential growth of limited/constrained resources.
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    pier4r

    this is so much "how to poorly use the data". I'd appreciate a lot to do my 99% every day. The lesson I have learned (late sadly, but better late than never) is: push as much as you can every day in a *sustainable* way. Thus it has to be sustainable for the long term, not like cramming like crazy (for a test for example) for two weeks and then nothing for months. Sometimes you will be under heavy stress, then the *sustainable* push is very small, sometimes you will be in a better shape and you can push more. The important part is to do what is possible and realistic every day, rather than cramming efforts in a very short period. Cramming works only in environments that aren't that selective (despite the appearances), many things that are really hard needs constant application. For example habits, learning a language, learning a non trivial skill. Heck even getting good in non trivial skill based games with an active playerbase (starcraft, chess, aoe2, FPS, what have you).
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    i-opener

    Start tomorrow and do 2%!
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    MyHTPCwontHTPC

    Can you open a bank offering 1% interest paid daily please?
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    bobo-brockins

    “Good and evil both increase at compound interest. That is why the little decisions you and I make every day are of such infinite importance. The smallest good act today is the capture of a strategic point from which, a few months later, you may be able to go on to victories you never dreamed of. An apparently trivial indulgence in lust or anger today is the loss of a ridge or railway line or bridgehead from which the enemy may launch an attack otherwise impossible.” C.S Lewis This quote immediately came to mind. Good habits and bad habits compound on themselves. Choose wisely
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    De1m0s242

    You have $100, every day you adds a 1%. Its easy to add $1 at the first day, but when you got $3000, you have to add $30. So every day it becomes much harder to add "just a 1%"
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    CounselOfWomen

    Don’t know if this is true or not but I uproot you anyways because the sentiment is nice
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    69_Beers_Later

    *every day
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    Quikmix

    Almost literally my workout intent. I started working out last April with the intent of losing 52 pounds in a year. I'm down 40lbs with 3 months to go. This year's goal is the first marathon of my life (I'm in my 40s). I just want to say to anyone/everyone that self improvement is possible and it's a cumulative thing. There's not a magic solution other than giving yourself permission to attempt to succeed each day (my two cents). Best to everyone!
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    Slugtactular

    This is way off. 1% decline everyday results in a 97% decrease from original. 1(baseline) becomes .03 which is 3% or a 97% loss. At day 50 you would be down to 60.5% from baseline. Or already declined more 39.5% than after 365 days of 1% improvement, 37.78. Get math movitated. I=Prt
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    disgruntled-spider

    I don't know what this is trying to say? 1% decrease for 365 days is ~35x worse than started. 1% increase for 365 days is ~35x better than started. Isn't that... Math?
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    max62taro

    How do you set the standard q.?
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    redskub

    It's a leap year
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    will_jd20

    The aggregation of marginal gains. Bailsford.
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    waarts

    - meanwhile at the tax office strategic meeting
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    _d0nate110_

    The 2020 has 366 days, not 365 !
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    PrinceHumperTinkTink

    So if I do 1% worse every day, I don't lose that much progress.
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    abark006

    Please stop positing these I’m tired I’d explaining why they don’t make sense. It’s dumbass shit like this that ends up on my moms Facebook and I have then explain to her why it’s stupid. Don’t make me explain this again internet.
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    peacetolife

    The book this is from is Atomic Habits by James Clear, very highly recommended it you want to improve yourself!
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    stopcounting

    My peaceful takeaway here that doing 1% shittier every day won't really affect much in the long term.
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    abreeden90

    I think a lot of people are missing the point of this post. It's not so much that you improve 37x where you started. It simply shows that little habits can have powerful effects if you stick with them. For instance eating a donut once won't make you fat but eating them everyday could have serious effects on your health. Just like writing one essay won't make you a great writer. But write enough and you'll improve a great deal over time. This post is more about showing that even the little insignificant things can become powerful.
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    Flash_Gordon_

    You act like improving 1% in a single day is an easy feat. Maybe at first but once you reach a certain threshold your improvement will begin to level out - no matter what it is
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    scotticusz

    Exponent should be 366. This a leap year, dawg.
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    03114

    I have absolutely no idea what I am looking at
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    Create_Repeat

    The real over-analyzing is in the comments
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    youbelonginanoven

    the graph that broke the internet too bad 99.99999% of people would never get it and if the did, they wouldn't act on it lmao
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    cajual

    This is some whack math, lol. You can’t have 101% and percentile progression isn’t based on a finite sequence. 1% worse would also be concave not convex. What a stupid post.
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    SearchUrchin

    Atomic Habits!!!
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    Jueban

    Had to google eccie and the second half.
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    Tiger8907

    Based on your math, you're 3% what you've started off with from 1% worse a day.
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    GeorgeYDesign

    When you need to dig.
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    evil_fungus

    ***Exponential!***
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    Unnecessary_Umlauts

    I promise to be 1% less worse. I'm tryin', man....
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    d00dies

    GUAUW
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    AlvaSt-Snow

    At first glance, I read the power of tiny brains and did a double take. Whew!
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    basement-thug

    Looks like I don't lose much from not doing anything... hrm...
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    gooberga

    Infinite gains asymptote in 2021.
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    medalleaf

    This place is like a fucking lesbian
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    MisterSpicy

    What’s a real world application example?
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    henry_why416

    I think, after all the criticism this image got, OP I’d like 1% better at math now.
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    GeorgeYDesign

    "A day in the salt mine.
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    DRUNKMASTER-FENTANYL

    I like this
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    StonedAuthor

    Bold of you to assume I only get 1% worse every day.
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    ProgramTheWorld

    The graph is wrong, and doing 1% better everyday is impossible.
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    papichoochoo

    This does not translate into reality at all
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    EliteDaMyth

    But at least he’s a good trick
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    pinkpitbull

    Hmm, can some math person draw the graph if you're starting from zero and improving by zero? Asking for a friend
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    Xenton

    If you increase your effort by 1% every day, then by one year you will be giving over three thousand and seven hundred percent more effort. What will you achieve with this herculean effort you're increasing every day? Not important. What's important is that that's over 37 whole efforts!!!
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    Abnorc

    This reminds me of zeeman splitting.
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    Lucis1250

    WOW I don' really cared about this post I just stopped to say what a nice hand writing.
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    EliteDaMyth

    Gayle is worse, if you need attention.
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    BurtMacklinFBI96

    I promise I’ll be 1% less worse than yesterday
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    TimiDibben

    Ah, maybe tomorrow
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    toprim

    /r/GetMotivatedOrDemotivated
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    ForthCrusader

    Why are you even 1 to begin with? Start with a 0
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    ThisTakenIsUsername

    1% better everyday would be 365% better in a year, idk what this graph is doing.
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    RoderickFarva

    Looks like my butt cheeks
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    simonannitsford

    A tiny bit worse every day isn't such a bad thing, apparently.
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    Harrow1983

    Wrong caption; should be “The Power of Tiny Brains”
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    fixedfree

    This is from Atomic Habits. Highly recommended.
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    chubbyostrich_-4

    Any day is a good day to start
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    OkComputerOK

    Love this
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    lovesrelic

    More information on this can be found in the book ‘Atomic Habits’.
  • Posted: January 6, 2020 03:47

    Anonymous