Money and habits are not the only things that benefit from the law of compound interest. So do losses, errors, and vices.
From James Clear’s 3-2-1 Thursday Newsletter:
Sometimes in life, you will make mistakes. And when you think back on those mistakes, you may feel embarrassed. That’s a normal feeling. Nobody is perfect and we all make our fair share of mistakes in life.
However, if you do not take responsibility for the mistake and do your best to correct it, then you are committing a second mistake. Do the right thing, even though you may feel embarrassed by your previous actions. Don’t compound the error.