It feels like forever since I did a book review. The book review on the Slight Edge has been long overdue. So,let me just get to it. This book review will be quiet precise as I plan to later delve into the discussion of this book further. I want to start a dialogue and I want you to be apart of it, by commenting with your personal takes on this book.
The Slight Edge written by Jeff Olsen is an incredible book. Really and truly, its to the point and it highlights the desires and dreams that we all want. The book is divided into two parts, how the slight edge works and living the slight edge. How the slight edge works, is that it you first need to find the first ingredient. The first ingredient is that missing piece of the puzzle in order to get started and figuring out what that ingredient is gives you the power to take action. Well, in actually you need to know what to do with this missing piece of the puzzle in order to take action. So do the thing and then you will have the power, also highlighted by Ralph Waldo Emerson Essay on Compensation. Then you need to be a master. Mastery is key to adapting it all in your life. Mastery small steps and being consistent over periods of time will provide you the results that you need. Why is it so hard? Well, Olson eloquently points out that it’s not that these task are hard, they are easy to do and they are easy not to do. 95% of people give up far to soon because instant gratification, laziness and being discouraged. While 5% excel and that’s why they are the slight edge.
Living the Slight Edge exemplifies mastery and to do so, you need to invest in yourself. Investing in yourself is critical to your personal development. Investing in your own personal improvement gives life and light to your happiness, your accomplishments and your continuous learning. Your happiness is key and central to everything around you. Without having your happiness in check, success and accomplishments will come your way and you’ll be left empty.
Now, think about how you would like for the slight edge to work and how you plan on living the slight edge.