Every day, 1 percent growth is something rhetorical, as arithmetic words and percentages do not measure growth in every field of one’s interest. The idea is essentially excellent with the baby phase, every day learning small lessons to gradually gain a lot of experience and skills over the longer term.
I have a certain number of domains charted out for me, therefore. These are domains that I find interesting and fascinating. Domains, the experience of which will pay me a strong dividend in the coming days. And, thus, every day I read and explore more about those domains to increase my ken a little bit more about them every day.
That way, on any given day under the microscope, I probably don’t succeed much at any of them. However, if everyday improvement is compounded and parsed over a long period of time, then I end up even more enriched and erudite with improved comprehension potential in each of these fields.
Enable me to explain some cases.
Learn 5 words per day
I want to enrich my English language order, so I learn / review five new / forgotten words and their meanings every day, and also practise using the same building phrases. Five words a day isn’t that large an amount to reinforce one’s vocabulary. Yet, you end up with 150 words on your tongue for disposal over the course of a month!
And that is enough, in my opinion, to transform the writing skills of an person. Five words a day only.
Grateful to somebody
I strive to be a person who never runs out of things in life to be grateful for. I know that I will always keep my life happy and upbeat regardless of the unavoidable ups and downs come my way. Almost every day, I write a letter to a person clarifying why I am grateful to them. This is how I find a new thing to be grateful for every day.
Often with friends and relationships that sometimes brought joy to my life in the past. And I wrote to comedians at other times who made me laugh and business magnates who encouraged me to think bigger than my life suggests. Do I have a response from either of them? Ok, actually, two of the standup comics reverted to my letters!
Write 2000 words per day
I want to strengthen my writing knack. In creating ideas and observations, I want to be so successful that I never run out of stuff to write. And, thus, I make sure every day that I have to pump out at least 2,000 words, regardless of whether or not I have anything to write about in my mind.
I end up with garbage on the screen of my laptop sometimes and it sometimes turns out to be my personal best piece ever. But no matter what, with the habit of writing 2,000 words a day, I have largely managed to train my grey matter to throw ideas at me that I can write about. It helps make sure that I’m never out of writing material. And that’s only because I write 2,000 words every day, no matter how good or bad they may be. This isn’t just about practise. This is a ritual.
Read about some famous people everyday
I want to be a person who knows a lot about masterful magnates who, on their own, have made it big in their lives. And, thus, every day I make sure to read and learn something new about one such character.
Read books and articles on my favourite subject
I have a deep interest in the Indian economy, but as far as academics go, I have no attachment to the economic sense. So, to strengthen my understanding, I read books on economics by noted Indian economists like Kaushik Basu and Bibek Debroy. I’m not going through the cumbersome strategy of finishing the whole book in one go. I just read a few chapters a day from books like that. At a time, one tiny move.
Another thing I do to improve my understanding of how India ‘s economy and politics are largely intertwined with each other is to spend almost two hours each day just reading from over four different newspapers each and every editorial and the whole economy pages.
I do not brag. Economics eludes me, and it seems that I really enjoy it. And, therefore, spending time on it seems to be legitimate and worth the investment.
These are just a few examples of how I aim to “grow 1% every day” in the areas that I care about and find relevant for my future. I hope the reader discovers that the answer adds some value to their viewpoint.