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Get 1% Better Every Day


Little by little, one travels far.

J.R.R. Tolkien


​​There are approximately 100 days in the high school wrestling season.

If a high school wrestler commits to getting

1% better every day, by the end of the season,

they will double their stamina, their technique, and their effectiveness.

Most people feel there isn’t enough time in the day.

Not having enough time isn’t the issue.

The issue is utilizing the time you do have more efficiently.

No one gets to increase the amount of time they have.

We can only more efficiently utilize the time that we have.

Practice with a purpose.

Slow and steady wins the race.

Consistency wins.

Take the approach life is not a sprint;

it is a marathon.

Small gains over long periods.

Life is the same way.

Life has many 100-day periods, more than three per year.

Get 1% better each day in every area of your life.

Be productive.



Make small gains every day over long periods.

The Roman Stoic philosopher Seneca said it best,

“It is not that we have so little time.

The life we receive is not short, but we make it so;

We are not ill provided but use what we have wastefully.”

Be jealous of your time.  

Use it effectively.

Seek to get 1% better every day.


This is a chapter from:

Wrestling Rules for Life Digital 20190826

Categories: Shorts

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