The better we get at getting better, the faster we get better.
I and my friend used to have a saying directly inspired by the movie Hellraiser. We liked to think ourselves as an "explorers in the further regions of the experience".
Unlike in that movie, we didn't want to explore dimensions of pain and pleasure, but that of user experience and alternative systems and methods for working with computers. Think lisp machines and Smalltalk environments. Later, this translated into all kind of hardware, software, design, ability to create code and so on.
I don't really know when I first realized, that you can actually improve your system and enhance effectivity, and you'll get compound interest, that will pay huge gains down the timeslope.