Your Own Personal Philosophy Guides You
Chapter 2 of “The Slight Edge” Takeaways – The First Ingredient
In my continued reading of “The Slight Edge” by Jeff Olson, Chapter 2 is entitled “The First Ingredient”. The overall theme is that The Slight Edge is the ‘Missing Ingredient to Success’
The Slight Edge is the first ingredient to success – it is the catalyst you need to make all the howto’s work. It is all about developing/identifying your philosophy.
Your philosophy allows you to bring in all of the learning skills that you are trying to acquire and develop and nurture them. An example of a philosophy is a quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson: “Do the thing, and you shall have the power”. This has to do with just doing it and you will have the power to move through your challenge and your learning. And do not be afraid to fail. Failures let you achieve success.
Note the story of Thomas Edison – we may not
have light bulbs today if he did not fail thousands
of times trying to perfect them. The more you fail,
the more successful you will be.
And to summarize, no matter how good the information is, it won’t do you any good unless you have the right catalyst (philosophy) that will let you apply it effectively. Your personal philosophy creates your attitudes, which create your actions, which create your results, which create your life.
Part of this reminded me of our school system, and why failure is such a fear for us. In our school systems – you ‘Fail’ if you don’t memorize and regurgitate everything they force you to learn. When actually, the more you fail in life, the more you learn and the more successes you will have. What a way to think about it.
A final quote by Jeff Olson – Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do.
Be back with more from “The Slight Edge” later this week.
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