So my work just unveiled a new slogan: "Better Every Day."
Normally, company slogans are pretty bland. But there's a powerful idea here.
Greatness doesn't happen overnight. Most things worth doing take persistence and hard work.
But often, we look for a quick fix and fast results. When we put in some effort and don't see immediate improvement, it's easy to give up, or say "I'll take a break and come back later."
Or, we look at the end goal and where we are now, and the distance between them just seems unmanageable. We think "I'll never be able to get there from here", so we never even try.
But here's the thing.
If you're 1% better every day, you are 38 times better every year.
And 1% better every day is doable. It means having one conversation that you might have shied away from, or accepting one social invitation you might have declined. It means spending ten minutes reading through a social skills guide instead of a humor site. It means deciding to ask a friend or family member for help, or pick up the phone and schedule that counseling appointment.
Commit to being better every day.
You won't see improvement immediately, but it will come. And when it does, it will be exceptional.
How can you be better today?