If you are someone who is taking small steps every day towards your goal yet not sure about your progress or results: this book is definitely for you. The Slight Edge compels you to carry on consistently. The book reinforces the power of repeated actions done consistently over a considerable amount of time. The author gives examples of how the smallest of the actions taken repeatedly can accrue massive results over a period.  The book is an excellent take on the power of “Compound Effect.”

The Slight Edge : Turning Simple Disciples into Massive Success by Jeff Olson

Key Points:

  • Everything in Life is Easy to DO and Easy Not to DO!
  • Whats comfortable early will become Uncomfortable later
  • There is a natural progression to everything
  • Everyday things matter, no matter how small they are, they make all the difference in the long run.
  • It is never late start, but always late to wait.
  • Compound effect: Right choices you make today, compound over, taking you closer towards your goals
  • Improve by One percent a day in whatever you are doing.
  • Invest in yourself
Your philosophy creates your life

Your philosophy creates your life

The seven slight Edge Principles:

  • Show Up
  • Be Consistent
  • Have a Good Attitude
  • Be committed for a Long period of time
  • Have faith and a burning desire
  • Be willing to pay the price
  • Integrity (what you do when no one is watching)

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To achieve your Goals:

  • Write them down
  • Have a plan to start with
  • Understand and pay the price
  • Look at your goal every day


NOTE: Most of the above text is taken from the book “The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson