# Exponential Growth — Math

“The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function.” ― Albert A. Bartlett

Exponential growth is a function increasing by a constant ratio. For instance, if you invest $10,000 at a rate of return of 10%, or a ratio of 1.10, by the time your 65, that amount would become $602,401 through exponential growth. A more relevant example, is the current growth of COVID-19.

One life changing question I’ve been asking myself is “what can I be doing that leads to exponential returns?” Especially when it came to careeer or life decisions I try to find exponential curves everywhere. This mental model lead me to writing and eventually taking a creative sabbatical.

*What can you be doing that’s exponential?*