“When you’re creating an environment to support your goals, remember that you get in life what you tolerate. Put another way, you will get in life what you accept and expect you are worthy of.”Darren Hardy, author of best-seller Compound Effect
Sow a seed and water it today. You won’t be able see the plant above the soil surface. Water tomorrow, day-after-tomorrow, and for a whole week. Then you start to getting results. On the first day, you didn’t get the result. Same thing for second day as well. You did the WORK but results were not visible, however the changes were happening within the soil. Once the plant grows fully, it will give 1000s fruits monthly. It will take 2 years for that.
This is the compound effect. People overestimate what they can do in a week and underestimate what they can do in a year. Let me give you my personal life example.
In summers, we get a lot of fruits from a tree in our backyard. We give free to our neighbours and yet a lot of them get wasted, because nobody was available to consume them. In March 2020, I decided to sell them across street. See the above photo. I took a stand, a wooden surface, made a poster and went out.
I was selling decently in first couple of days. I love to sell. I was making ₹400-₹500/day. Making huge money was not my objective. To sell fruits because someone would consume them, rather than them getting rotten was the goal.
On 3rd day, a person came to me and asked, “We have tree which has many fruits. Do you want to sell our fruits?”. On 4th day another person asked me the same. Unfortunately I declined the offers as I am into different profession. But the bottom-line is I got 2 more opportunities only because these 2 guys saw me for 2 days. They knew I was putting the efforts, and then approached me. I could’ve earned ₹700/day i.e 40% more than the first 2 days.
You see, if you are consistently working on something then you will get no result in the first phase,but after a long time you will get compounded result. I’m a huge fan of Gary Vaynerchuk. Gary says that showing up to work daily is important than the speed of doing it. You are in a marathon, not a sprint. Below is the photo from April 2019, where I sold those same fruits on beach.
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