Success or Failure: The Slight Edge Philosophy.


In the process of learning how to walk, you probably spent more time failing than you did succeeding. But did you ever have the fault of quitting? Did you ever tell yourself, “I’m not cut out for walking – guess I’ll crawl for the rest of my life?”

No, of course you didn’t. So, why do you do that now?

What’s different today with any goal you want and desire you have for accomplishing anything?

When did you lose the ability to make a goal, go for it, and get it? How come you don’t do what you did when you were one or two years old?

The answer is alarming yet simple:

Somewhere along the way in your life, you became unwilling to take baby steps. You lost faith in the universal truth that the simple little disciplines done again and again overtime would move the mightiest of mountains.

Shakespeare said;
“to climb steep hills requires slow pace at first”

….but now you put your trust in achieving breakthroughs…making QUANTUM LEAPS…instant this, instant that…hitting the lottery.

You began a habit for settling for less, just because more was so far out of your reach. You forgot about the most proven, powerful success philosophy on Earth – “The Slight Edge”

Winning Has Always Required A Slight Edge. It is the process itself that all winners use to achieve their goals. THE SLIGHT EDGE IS EASY TO DO – and it easy not to do.

Now, I am defining easy here as simply “something you can do.”
The SLIGHT EDGE philosophy is based on doing things that are easy – little disciplines, which, done consistently over time, add up to the biggest accomplishments. The problem is this; all those things that are easy to do are just as easy not to do.

Why is something easy not to do?

It is easy not to do because if you don’t do it, it wouldn’t kill you today. That’s why it’s so, so easy not to do.

However, that simple, seemingly insignificant error in judgement,compounded overtime will kill you, destroy you, ruin your chances for success and demolish your dreams. You can count on it.

This is the Slight Edge Philosophy. – Jeff Olson

One thought on “Success or Failure: The Slight Edge Philosophy.

  1. ‘It is easy not to do because if you don’t do it, it wouldn’t kill you today. That’s why it’s so, so easy not to do. However, that simple, seemingly insignificant error in judgement,compounded overtime will kill you, destroy you, ruin your chances for success and demolish your dreams. You can count on it.’

    *shaking my head at how sublimely true this is*.

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