It can be daunting finding the motivation to start something big.
Something big like learning to code! Or passing that certification. Or learning how to play guitar.
When in fear, I always remember the magic formula. This formula has gotten me through even my most fearsome moments. You never want to be in a position frozen by fear. Here it is:
Increase your knowledge by just 1% every day, and in one year you’ll be 38X smarter. Amazing!
And yes I double-checked the math already!
Who knew 1% could do so much! Surely, each of us can commit just 5 minutes each day to learning!
How is this calculation done? it wouldn’t be 24 minutes
Would second formula be 1.0099^365 ?
This small calculation make a huge impact on the audience. Latest technologies are emerging in the global market everyday. People has to upgrade their knowledge on the regular basis for good career.
Trying to live up to that since I saw your presentation at DF16!
I recently started following you & found your guidance very useful every time I read it.
Just need some specific inputs – I am working as Business Analyst (6yrs exp) & based on information I have found on other websites (like Quora), the career path is somewhat technical in Salesforce (I may be completely wrong on this :) ) & I will have to get my hands dirty by doing coding. Just want to know whether I should choose this path of Salesforce if I look at a long term career scenario as I am planning to become Salesforce Consultant / Business Analyst.
Thanks in advance.
You don’t have to code to be successful in Salesforce =) It definitely is more lucrative though!
Nice One David !! :) :)
Thank you for this post. A little effort everyday makes a huge difference indeed. The key is consistency throughout.
I was told that there is no need to be a math wiz to code !!
Love the formula! I’m going to post this for myself at work and at home as it is relevant for more than just SalesForce.
I did an excel spreadsheet on how I currently spend my waking hours and saw I could easily carve out 1% increments of time in my waking day for SalesForce AND for other things I’ve been meaning to do. Thanks, David!
That doesn’t look very mathematical. If you actually manage to learn +1% every day you’ll need more and more time daily to learn an additional 1%. Today’s 101% would be tomorrow’s 100% right ?
LOL! The math checks out – whether someone personally can keep up 100% is a different story. The moral is just do a little more each day and you’ll be surprised at what you can do!
Your words are always encourage to learn .I just started coding 2 days back.spending more than 1 hr a day.
Your on fire David!
I meant “you’re” LoL :P
Thanks David! I always feel that I must comment 1 hour a day to learn coding. while 1 hour many not sound like a lot of time, for busy folks it is! not saying I will commit 5 minutes everyday but by giving myself 5 minutes as a minimum, I can guarantee myself to learning something daily.
Very effective technique that give 5 min a day and I am following you.