Who Are You Destined To Become?
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Review of The First Chapter of “The Slight Edge”
This week I have started reading The Slight Edge, by Jeff Olson. As I uncover what the slight edge is and how it can help you, I will keep you posted on my blog.
It starts of with a great quote: The only person you are destined to become is the person that you decide to be – Ralph Waldo Emerson
So what is the slight edge? It is doing simple things every day consistently that will ultimately change your life. And it is not just doing things. It is HOW you are doing them. How you internalize them and execute on them. Not just going through the motions.
Most people are uncomfortable with success whether they realize it or not. If you have 3 lines, failure, survival, and success, most people go between failure and survival and back to failure. Something keeps them from going beyond survival to success.
Jeff talks about his day of despair. We have probably all had one. The day you realize that you have to change your life. You are at some point where you don’t want to be and make a change towards moving away from it. For me, it was a day in my twenties when I was spending more time and money partying, and not enough caring for myself, my family, or my future. I knew I had to turn my life around and change that. What was your day?
So some key takeaways from the first chapter:
- The same activities that take us from failure to survival would also take us from survival to success – if we would just keep doing them.
- You already know how to do everything it would take to make you an outrageous success. All you have to do is keep doing the things that have gotten you this far.
- You have complete control over the direction that the rest of your life takes.
- There is a beach bum and a millionaire inside each one of us. What makes the difference in how things turn out? You do.
More from the book ‘The Slight Edge” tomorrow.
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