Compounding

One of the most valuable lessons I’ve internalised over the past few months is the power of compounding. There are tons of thought pieces on this, memes have been made, and bards and oracles (of Oklahoma too) have spoken about compounding. I’ve always read it, but its never something I’ve taken as a fundamental lesson for myself.

Compounding is the accrual of doing one thing every day, over a period of time. Whether it’s investing money, or working out, or reading - doing something a thousand times builds a large value repository of said tangible or intangible item. I don’t know who needs to hear this, but it has to be a guiding principle for some decisions of your life. Health and savings - the two things that are enormously important as you grow older, are both immensely better if you start early, and keep at it. Relationships - invest in some, pay attention and keep at it - these will drive fulfilling and meaningful connections. Compounding, compounding. Its not an untold secret - no its an oft told blatant fact that is easily discarded.

So, choose a skill or value that you want to build over time. And work towards it every day. One day you’ll be on top of the mountain and you won’t remember how you got there.

 
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