This Coach Improved Every Tiny Thing by 1 Percent, by James Clear
Joyce Park stashed this in Fitness
Do tiny gains add up as this article claims? You can kind of see how it might work: for example, by training people to wash their hands better, they will be sick less often and miss fewer training days. The main takeaway here is that achieving a big goal -- winning the Tour de France or losing weight or saving a sum of money -- is less about an earth-shattering improvement and more about the consistent application of habits.
I get it: A small improvement consistently over time has a big win.
Useful for strength gain, weight loss, and just about any good habit.
or you can apply the principle of compound interest and calculate that over time, the net is significant enough, as in, it's not actually just 1% every sample point but a fraction more.