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The Compound Effect

The Compound Effect

by Darren Hardy

The Compound Effect

SMALL, SMART CHOICES + CONSISTENCY + TIME = RADICAL DIFFERENCE

The Compound Effect is the principle of gathering huge rewards from a series of small, smart choices. Small, seemingly insignificant steps completed consistently over time will create a radical difference.

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Everything in your life exists because you first made a choice about something. Choice is at the center of all success and failure. It is what we choose that makes the biggest difference.

Too often we sleepwalk through our choices. We default to choices that our society an...

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  • 95 percent of everything we feel, think, do, and achieve is a result of a learned habit.
  • With enough practice and repetition, any behavior, good or bad, becomes automatic over time.
  • That means that even though we developed most of our habits unconsciously (by modeling our ...

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Become Aware Of Your Choices

Repeated choices become habits. The first step toward change is awareness and the best way to become aware is to measure.

  • Track every action that relates to the area of your life you want to improve.
  • Start off with an easy tempo. Just track one habit for one...

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  • Identify your triggers: Look at your list of bad habits. Figure out the “who,” the “what,” the “where,” and the “when” underlying each bad behavior.
  • Clean the house. Get rid of whatever enables your bad habits.
  • Look again at your ...

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  • Set yourself up to succeed. Any new habit has to work inside your life and lifestyle.
  • Think addition, not subtraction. Think what you can choose to “add in” so you can enrich your life experience.
  • Go for a Public Display of Account...

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  • Input (what you feed your mind)
  • Associations (the people with whom you spend time)
  • Environment (your surroundings).

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Momentum Is Huge

  • Objects in motion tend to stay in motion.
  • The hardest part of momentum is the beginning. But once you get moving you can keep going very easily.
  • With momentum, you can continue succeeding with less work. It's easy to keep things ru...

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  • The most motivating choices are ones that align with your “why” and your purpose.
  • You need a deep why for doing stuff. With a why that is meaningful enough, you will do almost anything.
  • The access point to your why-power is through...

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  • Your core values are your internal compass. They act as the filter through which you run all of life’s requests, requests, and temptations, making sure they’re leading you toward your intended destination.
  • Getting your core values defined a...

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  • When you define your goals, you give your brain something new to look for and focus on.
  • Top people have very clear goals. They know who they are and they know what they want. They write it down and they make plans for its accomplishment. Un...

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Preparation (personal growth) + Attitude (belief/mindset) + Opportunity (a good thing coming your way) + Action (doing something about it) = Luck

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Learning Vs Studying

Learning leads to knowledge. Studying a topic means you are invested in it.

The world already has tons of knowledge. You don't need to learn more. What you need is to study, to practice, and to take action on the knowledge you have.

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