The REAL Secret to Success :)
There are alot of awesome personal development books out there and there's alot of not-so-great personal development books out there. While you can never go wrong with the classics such as Think and Grow Rich, How to Win Friends and Influence People, The Magic of the Thinking Big...the newer stuff can be a game of hit and miss. However, this book, The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson, is, in my opinion, deserving of the ranks of the classics. Why? I think that it is the missing key, the piece in the personal development puzzle that makes all of the information in the other books work.
So what is the slight edge? Here's an excerpt from the book:
“The Slight Edge is easy to do and it is easy not to do. It is based on doing things that are easy, little disciplines, which, done consistently over time, add up to the biggest accomplishments. The problem is that all those things that are easy to do are just as easy not to do.
Why is something easy not to do? Because if you don’t do it, it won’t kill you. But that simple, seemingly insignificant error in judgement compounded over time, will destroy you, ruin your chances for success.”
In a future post, I'll come up with some examples of this principle for you. In the meantime, try examining your own life and see where you are letting the slight edge work for you...or against you.
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