The Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines Into Massive Success Paperback – May 4, 2011
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Success in life comes one day at a time and, as Jeff Olson suggests, one step at a time. The Slight Edge will show you how your daily decisions can be the ultimate key to your success. --Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager® and Lead with LUV
This fast-moving book teaches you one of the most powerful, practical and important success principles ever discovered. It can change your life! --Brian Tracy, Author of The Way to Wealth
About the Author
- Item Weight : 13.1 ounces
- Paperback : 198 pages
- ISBN-10 : 193594486X
- ISBN-13 : 978-1935944867
- Publisher : Success Books; Revised Edition (May 4, 2011)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #24,553 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Fast forward 2 years, I lost all 3 CDs. I'm one of those people who believe that building character takes not just practice, but also constant exposure to the sources that reminds us the fundamentals.
Last week I had to decide whether to achieve the CCIE certification program. In my industry, this program is known to be for the elites professionals. it is said that "less than 3% of Cisco Certified engineers obtain CCIE certification and less than 1% of the networking professionals worldwide." The process of obtaining this requires iron will, brains, and patience.
Long story short, I decided to go after and obtain that CCIE cert. I knew I needed something to keep me not just motivated but also to remind me of the core principles to achieve full potential. I selected 3 books that I will use as moral compass. I selected this book, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, As A Man Thinketh, and Brian Tracy's Eat That Frog!
In a nutshell, I would recommend The Slight Edge to anyone willing to not just live a successful life, but also achieve the inner peace that comes when we know we are living up to our core principles.
No secrets in this book, just time tested wisdom and universal laws that can be applied by anyone committed to their success.
There are long reviews and so I will give the short one:
Two concepts basically:
to quote Jim Rohn who inspired the book:
"Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced everyday." And that is what this book is about: success is doing things that are simple to do, the only problem is, these things are simple to do, but they are also simple NOT TO DO. The slight edge decision, compounded over time, makes a drastic difference.
In order to succeed, you have to "Master the Mundane". The seemingly trivial mundane daily tasks repeated over and over again, compounds.
Success is not revolutionary; it is evolutionary, one mundane disciplined task at a time. When you repeat the mundane task with the slight edge in your favor, then you have called upon the most powerful force in the world; compound interest. Your life is a compound interest; it can work for you or against you.
"I know not what the 7 wonders of the world are, but I know the 8th is compound interest" (Baron Rothchild)
Should be on the bookshelf of everybody who wants to succeed. It should sit right between "Think and Grow Rich" and "The Richest Man in Babylon". It is on my shelf.
This should be required reading. I give this book as graduation gifts to everybody.
Advice: Read the book with a highlighter.
Top reviews from other countries
Don't listen to those who say after x months it's no good. They are blaming the book for their own mistakes. They obviously stopped reading the book or stopped doing the actions. For those who are serious and are willing to take FULL RESPONSIBILTY for your life and success. This is for you!!