REVIEW: “The Slight Edge” by Jeff Olson

OlsonJeff_TheSlightEdgeWhile I didn’t read the full book, I read enough of this one to feel like I should write a review.

Basically, this book’s premise is about 3 things:

• changing your mindset
• perseverance in the little things (daily habits)
• patience

A lot of the book — while the author doesn’t specifically call it by its name — talks about “Kaizen“: the practice of small, continuous actions taken over time. You learn that it’s all about choices — 95% of people don’t make the choices they need to make to help them live the life they really want. Only 5% of people actually succeed in reaching the goals they set.

There were a lot of stories about the “slight edge” in action, and chapter 8 even includes a portion written by the author’s daughter about how the Slight Edge has been useful in her own life. It’s about daily disciplines — small actions, taken consistently — that are really tiny, but over time, add up to big changes!

I found this book super-motivational! I plan to put its principles into practice right away, in fact! One of the things I’ve realized is that I need to revamp my “philosophy”… I think that’s a big part of where I’ve gotten caught up when I’ve tried to pursue certain goals.

I definitely recommend this book. 😉

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