In Episode Six, we discuss the 1% rule. Sir David Brailsford was once hired to coach an abysmal cycling team from Great Britain. Instead of trying to fix everything at once, he picked out very specific things to improve by 1%; the fabric of the uniforms, the gear greasing, the weight of the bike, the chains, the pedals, etc. By applying the 1% rule and the recipe for success we talked about last week, he would identify the next thing to improve on and he would then go ahead and implement that improvement.
Finally, he would evaluate the implementation and repeat the improvement process. He found that over time, by incrementally increasing every single aspect of the bike team, they were able to see significant compounding gains. As we know, Rome wasn’t built in a day, improvement just takes time. If you expect significant results over a short period of time, you set yourself up for a very volatile path to success. As we zoom out and focus on making incremental progress every single day, we will see an exponential improvement. This commitment is what leads to long term sustainable success. All this comes back to the 1% rule where you make small, incremental progress every single day to see significant results in your life. Go improve something today. Go get 1% better. Thanks for reading the BlankScreen blog. Check us out on YouTube. We will see you in the next episode!