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February 18, 2021
Small Numbers and the Threshold

The power of small numbers is in their multiplying force.

One more doesn’t feel like a lot.

One less is manageable.

It’s hard to perceive a one-degree difference, but it makes the difference.

It can mean something boils or it doesn’t. It can freeze or remain a liquid.

 

One is also a matter of comparison. It can put us in brackets.

One more spot and you finish with Gold.

One more spot and it’s the difference between being in or out of the top 10.

It’s in the perception. (sometimes)

We might feel it building, one at a time toward something new.

One more person makes it acceptable. It hits the sufficient mass for change.

 

The tipping point is around 25% percent in groups for influencing behavior in others.

It doesn’t even need to hit the majority in order for the social motivation to start taking hold.

The task or project ahead can feel daunting.

 

REMEMBER: MEANINGFUL CHANGE HAPPENS ONE PERSON/THING AT A TIME.