In James Clear’s book “Atomic Habits”, a New York Times bestseller, he tells the story of a 23-year-old stock broker named Trent Dyrsmid from Abbotsford working in a bank in 1993. Nobody really expected too much from him But he made brisk progress, thanks to a daily habit.
Every morning, he had two jars on his desk.
One was filled with 120 paper clips. The other was empty.
As soon as he settled in his desk, he would make a sales call and move one paper clip from the full jar to the empty jar — he would do this until all the paperclips were in the second jar.
Within 18 months he was bringing in millions into his firm.
Pretty simple story. It could be paper clips, marbles, hair pins, anything that shows your progress.
Quote of the Week
“One key to success is demanding more than adequacy, never settling for good enough and always doing a little bit more.”
– Michael Josephson