If you’re like me, you’re on a mission to be better every day. You are continuously looking to improve, and you have the dedication it takes to take feedback and make small adjustments daily. The hard part is that we can’t see a visible result from our dedication of improving every day. We see progress at significant milestones such as clothes that no longer fit, faster solutions to solving problems, and much more.
Do it every day for a while.
Here’s the thing, although we cannot see our small gains on a daily basis, they compound quite quickly to show at a later day.
There’s no silver bullet when it comes to improving your feedback loop to improve every day. Rather it’s up to you to determine what works best for you. Whether you’ve found what already works for you, then great! Keep doing more of that every day. Maybe you find your routine boring today. You can always spice it up by adding something new into the mix.
Our progress tends to hide behind boring solutions and a lack of insight. We may think that there’s a better way to do it, and it’s definitely possible that there’s another mental model that would apply better to how you think, but it’s also one of those things that may be detrimental to go out seeking that ultimate truth.
Here are a few tips that can help you become better every day:
Just do what works
I’m serious. Do the thing that’s old and boring because you know it’s effective to you. You don’t need something new and shiny, you need old and reliable. If you just focused on more consistency each day, you would see amazing results at a later day.
Give yourself the freedom of not measuring the habit directly through your respective measurement(time, distance, weight, etc). Instead, let yourself come to a natural conclusion of what feels right to which you feel you did better than yesterday. Remember that you at least taking the action is 90% of the battle.
You don’t necessarily need a better strategy today. You just need to do what works for you to keep on improving to be better every day.