Psychologist and Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl says, "when we are no longer able to change a situation, we are then challenged to change ourselves."
Investing in yourself is like taking a penny, and doubling it every day. If you did that for a month, how much would you end up with? $100? $1,000? $100,000?
Nope. Not even close! If you start with just a penny, and double it every day for 31 days, you end up with $21,474,836.
Personal growth is like that. Practice one thing with excellence daily, and you will get a significant return.
That's how Toyota transformed from an average manufacturer to the largest in the world. Every person employed by the company is tasked with finding ways to make tiny improvements to every process Toyota performs. The philosophy was that success is gained in inches, not miles.
What can you improve by some small percentage? Can you organize your desk? Rearrange your calendar to get more out of your day? Just a bit better at the most important task you do for work? Read a book to broaden your thinking? Any small change that makes you better is worth making. Because small changes add up to major improvement over time.
Make one tiny change a day.