“In the beginning of an exponential growth curve, the growth feels linear. As a result, people think they’re on a straight line when they’re actually on a curve.
This one realization alone has a profound impact, and it’s at the core of the Exponential Mindset.
Starting to learn any subject is hard. We constantly fail.
It’s easy to look back on all of our failures and say to ourselves, “Wow! This is really hard. I’m not sure if I can keep going.” We especially want to give up if we look at learning as linear. Because when we look toward the future, we just see more failure.
On the other hand, something big shifts when we see learning as exponential. In this case, we look at the future, and we see tons of success if we just keep going.
Therefore, people who see learning as a curve rather than a line, are much more likely to be resilient to failure, and be better learners overall. When they feel lazy, they’re going to think about how great the future will be if they just keep pushing, and then put in the extra time and energy to learn.
They’re going to see that every little bit of learning makes a difference in the long-run and use commute times, lunch breaks, meetings and conversations as learning opportunities. Ultimately, each moment is viewed as a learning opportunity.” ~ Michael Simmons, founder of Mental Model of the Month Club