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  • Himanshu Singh

Idea #17 - The Compounding Effect

Today we discussed the compounding effect, specifically in the context of building habits.

A breakthrough strategy introduced by James Clear, the idea is simple: pick an easy habit to implement, do it consistently over a long period of time to establish a routine and voila! You are 37.78 times better than you were a year ago. It's math - you cannot argue with math.

We also discussed habit stacking i.e. build a new habit by identifying a current habit you already do each day and then stack your new behaviour on top. Ex: Reading 10 pages before sleeping early, cycling to work, whatever suits your lifestyle.

Finally, we realised the importance of setting processes and systems in our lives instead of simply setting goals.

+ Go-back: The graph on the power of tiny gains here

+ Watch: How to become 37.78 times better at anything here

+ Read: Introductory chapters of Atomic Habits by James Clear here

+ Ask Yourself: What is one new habit you're willing to adopt?

Written By: Shweta Singh

Curated By: Hetvi Kamdar


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