The 1% Principle. What can you do today to make your life 1% better?

HappyUnfortunately most people think self-improvement and life planning is something only people who own Ferraris do. Sadly the vast majority of people spend far more time planning their overseas holiday or buying a second hand car, than they do planning their life and their career.

This is why less than one in twenty people invests in motivational books and programmes and actively plans their life through formal goal setting. On a positive note, you are probably one of these people as you are now reading this!

My One Percent Principle© focuses on making the transition to a ‘better life’ a lot easier. Taking lots of ‘mini-steps’ over a short to medium period, you can quickly transform what you achieve and how you want to live.

The entire philosophy is very simple:

“The 1% Principle© – What can you do today to make your life 1% better?”

Of course if you repeat these steps 100 times over 100 days, the results can be extraordinary! Aristotle wrote three centuries before Christ “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.”

If we actively look to just ‘tweak’ our lives by 1% a day (for example making that important phone call we have been putting off, clearing out a corner of that out of control ‘spare room’ or not eating that chocolate bar and going for a walk instead), we can quickly make great progress today, towards who we want to be tomorrow!

International speaker, trainer and author Doug Firebaugh is quoted as saying “Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow.” That’s it! – Nice and simple. “What can you do today to make your life 1% better?”

I encourage you to make a commitment to find half an hour a day (watch half an hour less TV, get up earlier or go to bed later), and spend the time working on the ‘One Percent Principle©’ – changing your life by one percent, today, tomorrow and for ever…


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