Power of Slight Edge

Power of Slight Edge

I have read many books about self-improvement and one of great books that I have read is the book named “Slight Edge” by Jeff Olson (Similar book like “Compound Effect” by Darren Hardy is excellent too).  This book really addresses the secret of success in my opinion…  I feel so especially after I started to do my current business.

 

 

One of the chapters of this book asked one question that everyone should pay attention to.  That is…

 

 

In today’s technological advanced time, there are so much information (Most are free) available for everyone to utilize than ever before.  In other words, there are so many “How to” information available for people to succeed.  Then, how come only few percentage of people is actually successful and vast majority of people are still not successful?

 

 

Valid question isn’t it?

 

 

Then book proceeds with

 

 

If “How to” information is the answer, then there will be so many millionaires and successful people right now.

 

 

But it isn’t…

 

 

Then, answer is not about the information…

 

 

Finally, this book reveals the secret…  That is…

 

 

Slight Edge…

 

 

Many people probably puzzled with “What’s that mean?”

 

 

It says…

 

 

Slight edge is built small and seemingly insignificant actions / choices day in day out.   So, choices like whether or not going to the exercise to the gym every day or not doing it.  Or, reading the 10 pages of good book every day or not doing it…

 

 

Do you think people’s life will change if we eat healthy only few days?  Probably not so much…  How about reading 10 pages a day for few days?  probably not so much either…

 

 

Conversely,

 

 

Do you think people will get sick or gain so much weight immediately if we eat unhealthy food for few days?  Probably not…

 

 

Everyone knows that we should keep eating the healthy food to stay healthy and fit.  But, why so many people are not really healthy or out of shape?   Eating healthy food, doing small exercise is easy to do but also

 

 

Easy not to do…

 

 

Because most people don’t feel bad choice has immediate consequences, they think it does not affect them at all.  But,

 

 

Those choices we make every day will be compounded over time…

 

 

This is the slight edge…  It is working either for us or against us depending on what’s kind of habit you have…

 

 

I started to realize how important this concept / philosophy is once I got really serious about my business.

 

 

 

Any business requires training.  My business is not the exception.  When I started out, my mentor said,

 

 

“You need to attend all the training and events.  I have never seen people becoming successful without consistent attendance and participation to the events. ” 

 

 

In the beginning, I did not understand what she meant to say.  But, since she is much more successful than me, I just make a decision of following her footstep day in day out without fully understanding what she really meant.

 

 

In the first training event that I attended, my result of business totally changed?  Of course, not…

 

 

Second training event that I attended, did I get significant result?  I didn’t…

 

 

Then, third, forth, fifth, sixth….  10, 11, 12 …

 

 

After few years of following her footsteps, I became senior partner with double digit numbers of business associates of mine, having multiple office operations and started to create more passive income than ever before in my life…

 

 

On the other hands, I also saw many that did not follow or little bit follow in the beginning but CHOSE NOT TO do it because result from 1st (or 2nd) training event does not lead to massive success.  Or, they go sometimes but WHEN THEY DON’T FEEL LIKE IT, they don’t go and getting equally disappointing results.  As a result…

 

 

Most quit in the business…

 

 

Why they quit?  My guess is

 

 

They did not see immediate results that they expect so they take slight edge AGAINST them by not doing the consistent actions taught by mentors…

 

 

If you understand “Slight edge”, you most probably become successful in any endeavors of your choices.  However, if you don’t understand this, chances are: you won’t succeed no matter what you do…

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My name is Takeshi. I am entrepreneur in financial education field to help clients / business associates to achieve financial independence.

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