The Art and Benefits of ‘Compounding Knowledge’

When it comes to achieving ‘success’, in whatever definition you deem, there are patterns that emerge in who we deem as ‘successful’.

The below article by Michael Simmons details the surprisingly simple habits that many of the most influential figures of recent history tend to have in common.

It’s far from a recipe for success — but it gives a basis as to how consistent high performers seem to get better with age.

As Simmons puts it, these habits work together to compound knowledge.

They are investments in oneself that accumulate over time to create an incredible exponential growth effect:

“Despite having way more responsibility than anyone else, top performers in the business world often find time to step away from their urgent work, slow down, and invest in activities that have a long-term payoff in greater knowledge, creativity, and energy. As a result, they may achieve less in a day at first, but drastically more over the course of their lives.”

Check out the full 11 minute read here: https://medium.com/the-mission/why-successful-people-spend-10-hours-a-week-on-compound-time-79d64d8132a8