The Power of Delta X
What is delta x?
In this case, Delta x refers to the smallest possible change you make EITHER way in your DECISION.
Let me elaborate: Imagine a scale. The highest number on the scale would represent the ideal you hold in your mind. At the time of taking a decision, you make a “small” compromise. Now the absolute has altered in your subconscious mind! It is no longer that ABSOLUTE; now it is slightly compromised and has moved down a notch.
Now the next time you take a decision in this same area, you are likely to make another infinitesimal compromise, WITHOUT consciously realizing. And your personal standard has got further compromised by another tiny notch.
However, every time you take a decision in that area, you would have got into a pattern of making a ‘habitual’ compromise. Your standards keep dropping very gradually, whilst consciously you will continue to believe that you are “perfect” in your standard.
Unfortunately this path contributes to your sub-consciously growing ‘down’.
This slippage is easily noticed by alert observers who HAVE A STRONG and CLEAR VALUE framework.
Point is, this works in the opposite direction as well.
Every time you take a decision, you can consciously maintain or IMPROVE your standard a little bit at a time. And this gets you into ‘habitually’ going the ‘extra’ mile, putting in that ‘extra’ effort or keep working on ‘improving’ yourself.
This ‘pattern’ puts you firmly on the path of growing ‘Up’.
Now let us apply numbers to this pattern:
• Beginning with 1, a 1% increase on 1 = 1.01. By increasing 1% daily for 365 days, the compounded result is 37.8. In other words, you could grow almost 38 times by simply focusing on growing 1% daily.
• On the other hand, beginning with 1, you make a 1% compromise = 0.99. When you continue this compromise daily for 365 days, you reach 0.0255. This means you have become an almost non-measurable fraction of yourself. This is how self-destruction takes place without the person realizing it.
This pattern would be applicable to EVERY area of your life, relationships and business. And it all depends on that one small CHOICE you make UNCONSCIOUSLY whilst taking a decision: Whether to Grow Up or Down. The end result is guaranteed. It is just a matter of time.
In organisations, the impact is accordingly MAGNIFIED, either way. This how CULTURE creates great organisations or puts them out of existence.
Committed to your greatness!
Coach Raymond D’souza
PassionPreneur Coach and Business Strategist
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