When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow, it will split in two, and I know it was not that last blow that did it-but all that had gone before.

It is a personal growth blog. How come mathematics article showed up ?

How is compounding related to personal Growth?

What does compounding have to do with it ?

These bad habits don’t do much for a small number of days. But in the long run, it will create extreme negative results. Whereas working out, reading books, learning new skills will not show any results on some number of days, months, or even years. But in the long run, it will create some remarkable results.

Why don’t we see progress in the days or two. Why do we have to wait for long ?

For example, when you start heating ice, it does not melt until the temperature of 31 degrees. And suddenly when the temperature rises 1 degree. The ice starts melting. The 1-degree shift does not seem like much change but that is where the progress starts being noticeable.

The same is the case of habit formation and progress. The heating up to 31 degrees was not wasted but stored. And When the 1 degree is increased from that checkpoint(31 degrees) the progress starts showing up.

There is no such thing as an overnight success. People don’t notice the grinding of an individual and when the individual’s continuous efforts turn out into something. People call it luck, born-talent.

Show me a person who claims to be successful overnight and I will show you a dirty liar.

How can you say progress is exponential?

I never believed that the person just learning to code for 100 days could be able to land a job as a developer until I understood the power of compounding and exponents.

Your progress becomes noticeable after it reaches the checkpoint. Like in the case of Ice melting.

What If I don’t see progress?

Where Can I start?

Note: There will be days where you don’t feel to show up. For instance. If you have decided to work out for 45 minutes every day. And If you are not feeling like working out some particular day. Go and just raise your dumbells.
It cannot be more true that Motion creates Emotion.

Motion creates Emotion? Who now?

If you are feeling like not working out, get up, and just start raising dumbbells’. If you are feeling like not writing then just pick your pen and start writing with the aim of a few words. After sometimes you will gain momentum and start enjoying it.


The time you invest in learning a skill or your new business will not foster if you don’t like what you are doing. You should like what you do. or do what you like. Read about Purpose.

Important message

Be aware of your habits. Even tiny habits can make you or break you. Be aware of what you say to yourself. Be aware of the food you take. Be aware of your mental health. Be aware of your environment. Slowly and gradually you won’t notice but it will drastically change your life. Make sure that change happens for good.

Originally published at https://blog.anjalbinayak.com.np on October 17, 2020.

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