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The Slight Edge outlines the importance of doing small, little improvements in our everyday life to achieve a successful bigger picture, and how by focusing more on making better day-by-day choices you can shape a remarkable future.
Everybody wants to be successful. No matter the field you’re in, chances are you’d like to be known as a top performer, having a significant amount of wealth and a happy, fulfilling personal life. Seems like the perfect scenario, doesn’t it? But when daydreaming is over, are you willing to put in the work?
Many people fall into the trap of thinking that overnight success is feasible, when in fact, achieving excellence is often the result of many years of hard work and daily commitment. When you look at the bigger picture, it’s easy to get lost and feel like the gap between the start and the finish line is too wide.
However, starting as soon as today will narrow it down and help you take charge of your life. The Slight Edge teaches you exactly how to do that by changing your mindset into adopting small, day-to-day changes in your life that will pay off in the long run.
Now, let’s dive a little bit deeper into these lessons and see what they mean!
The philosophy behind The Slight Edge is that success is the result of repetitive productive actions over a consistent period. When you adopt this mindset, your actions have to follow immediately for them to work. Therefore, everything we do each day must coincide with our burning desire to achieve success.
This is something that’ll occupy your mind even when you’re not actively aware of it, such as when you’re thinking about what you should eat, or when you choose to go to bed earlier instead of losing sleep. First, you have to choose your predominant state of mind.
Either you have the blaming mindset or the winning mindset.
The first category likes to play the victim, and blame their misfortune in life for their failures. The second type of people takes responsibility for their actions, especially when life throws challenges at them. You should aim to become more like the second type, and then examine your focus. Are you oriented toward the future or the past?
Instead of living in regret, you should take your past experiences and turn them into life lessons. The two sets of people differ not because life treated one better than the other, but because of how they chose to respond to it. Every day you have a choice between actively building a successful life, or staying right where you are.
It is estimated that only five percent of people achieve their goals in life. These people not only understand what The Slight Edge is all about, but they’re also willing to put in the work that 95% of their peers aren’t. Therefore, if you think that small everyday choices don’t make a difference in the long run, you’ll have to think again.
What makes the difference between those who achieve their goals and those who don’t lie in our everyday choices? We can either do that 15 minutes workout, or we don’t. We can choose to eat a healthy meal for today or go for junk food.
However, these small, day-to-day choices will eventually define our future.
By the time you can observe that someone has a competitive edge over you, it becomes too late to catch up on them. That is because the mundane things which are part of a daily routine seem invisible while you’re doing them, but as they add up in time, they’re building your future. Successful people know and leverage this concept for their benefit.
In contrast, unsuccessful people live in the moment and go by the philosophy that what they’re doing at the moment doesn’t matter. Truth is, success is gradual, and so is failure. If you want to make your future self proud, you’ll have to do something about it in the present day, every day.
If you want to meet your goals, you need to be able to set them. Implementing the three-step goal-setting process can put you miles ahead of the game. It all starts with writing down your goals, then visualizing them daily, and developing an action plan.
Write down your goals clearly and simply. Then, read them aloud. This helps cement the idea in your head and make sure they’re clear on paper (or computer screen). Writing down objectives is also proven to boost the chance of you achieving them and remembering them long term.
Look at them daily: You should look at the list of goals every day—either right when you wake up or right before bed—and ask yourself if you’ve done anything toward those goals that day. If not, why not? What could you do differently tomorrow?
Try making some small changes in your daily routine so that these small changes add up over time until they help you achieve those bigger goals! Some people find that vision boards help, as they’re always there to look at in times of distress or when you lack momentum.
Develop a plan: Once you’ve written down your goals, looked at them every day, and asked yourself why they haven’t been achieved yet, it’s time to develop a plan for moving forward with them! Set your end goal and then divide it into smaller chunks and bite-sized objectives.
The Slight Edge will give you all the right tools to start creating the life you desire. If you’re always stuck in your head, you find it hard to stick to a plan and follow a routine, or you fall for trends rather than keep on pursuing your objective, then this book is for you.
Say goodbye to procrastination and learn to develop an excellent life by working on your mindset and then seeing your actions follow. Everyone knows that changing your life for the better starts from within, but not everyone knows the actionable steps they need to follow to make the change.
This is where this book steps in by giving you a blueprint for your next stage in life. If you’re ready to make that change you’ve been waiting for, I strongly recommend this book.
The 30-year-old who is looking to adopt healthier habits and become more productive, the 40-year-old who feels stuck and wants to turn their life around, or the 28-year-old entrepreneur who wants to become successful and build a long-lasting business.
“The truth is, what you do matters. What you do today matters. What you do every day matters. Sucessful people just do the things that seem to make no difference in the act of doing them and they do them over and over and over until the compound effect kicks in.”
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