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"It is the power of really small things over a period of time that cause great things" 
- Andy Stumpf

Momentum. Taking action. Doing the 1%er's. Small wins...

We are all aware of the domino effect... Knock one down, and it will knock the next one down and so on and so forth...

But did you know that a single domino has the kinetic energy to move something 1.5x its own size? So, if the first domino is 4cm tall, it can knock down one 6cm tall, the next one 9cm tall and so on...

Can you see the pattern and the power in this? If it's 1.5x the power of the one before it, the 17th domino could potentially move the Eiffel Tower, and the 34th domino would be 3x taller than Mt Everest...

It's a loss of momentum in the day-to-day activities that kill us. It's diverting our attention to the outcome, what we want to happen instead of directing our focus to the process...

Focus on executing small daily habits that will move you closer toward your goal day-in and day-out, and you may just surprise yourself with what you can achieve this year


Actionable Tips + Questions:

  • What's one thing I can do today that will move me closer toward my goals?
  • What's one thing I can do today, such that by doing it, all else becomes either easier or unnecessary?
Nick Maier