The daffodil principle is taught as a great principle of celebration where we are taught to move towards our goals one step at a time even if we're taking baby steps to reach them. It teaches the importance of being patient and how it correlates to why extraordinary successes happen:
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When trying to achieve a certain goal, taking action is merely not enough, you must also constantly assert change and improve the process you're using as well.
Set yourself up with manageable expectations and try to improve at least 1 percent a day - in the long term - you will only thank yourself as that 1 percent compounds on itself and produces results you could have never imagined. Whether it may be 1 percent every day or every week, it still produces significant outcomes.
There are two ways to measure your progress with the daffodil principle, and those are to make qualitative and quantitative improvements towards yourself or your goals.
If by chance your goal is to write a book, then the qualitative improvement you could do is to increase your knowledge in grammar and syntax; for quantitative you could write a thousand words a week, as long as it is 1 percent more than last week.
Consistent actions and feedback result in great outcomes.
When we have the opportunity to take action towards our goals and expand our comfort zone in order to gain the knowledge necessary for us to pull through, we'll be able to improve drastically.
What we accomplish in our life always begins with our willingness to face the uncertainty of everything and be able to move through confidently towards our goal. So keep in mind that time and opportunity don't wait for us, we must take a leap of faith and take action for ourselves.
Instead of reading every self-improvement post, focus on doing the actual work that needs to be done. You can inspire yourself to take action. Committing to the hard, long process is the only way though.