We all want to change something in our lives – our financial status, our relationship health, our number on the bathroom scale. But let’s face it, we try to make changes by our 2 week rallies and then fizzle out maybe at week 3 or 4. We get frustrated, give up and find ourselves right back to being unhappy with what is on the scale, less than content in our relationships and wishing for a change in any area of our lives. And honestly there’s no magic cure, even with this book.
The Slight Edge
The Slight Edge is one of those best-selling books you never hear about just because there are so many “best sellers’ out there. The gist of the book is that to change your life you need to make daily, consistent, very small changes in your day to day. And when I say small I mean small. Perhaps that’s the secret sauce. Anything medium or big comes to a flailing belly flop. But small changes applied on a consisted basis yield a very high return on investment.
The book itself is a bit redundant and uses illustrations that are decades old and overused. But sometimes you need redundancy and to be reminded of old things over and over to knock some sense into you. So with that I gave it a go to begin applying some of the principles – mainly to my thinking. It’s one area I’ve wanted to chose and know that it has power to influence so many other areas. It’s actually been proven neurologically if you ever read any Dr. Caroline Leaf books.
Book Contents for The Slight Edge
- The Beach Bum and the Millionaire
- The First Ingredient
- The Choice
- Master the Mundane
- Slow Down to go Fast
- Don’t Fall for Quantum Leap
- The Secret of Happiness
- The Ripple Effect
- But You Have to Start with a Penny
- Two Life Paths
- Mastering the Slight Edge
- Invest in Yourself
- Learn from Mentors
- Use your Slight Edge Allies
- Cultivate Slight Edge Habits
- Three Steps to Your Dreams
- Living the Slight Edge
- Where to Go From Here
A book’s value is only in its power to effect change. Recently someone reviewed a book I’ve written and from the review, it seems obvious they never applied the principles. So with that, I put the concepts of this book to the grindstone–My thoughts.
I have a tough time with negative and critical thinking. There are many bubbly, positive people in this world and they are that way effortlessly. I’m not one of them. Being a bit critical is an area of my life I want to change so I took one of his principles and applied it. Six weeks later I can tell you that the small daily changes have produced some significant results. Surprisingly so. In many ways smaller action has been better because 2 minutes a day is much more doable.
If you can endure some not so great writing, it truly is a worthwhile book in that the concepts work. There are over 1300 positive reviews on Amazon which validate that many others have been helped by this book. Get Yours by Clicking the Link: