The Slight Edge

author
Jeff Olson
tags
Consistency

Everything you need to do to transform your life is easy to do. It’s easy to before healthy, fit and vibrant. It’s easy to become financially independent. It’s easy to have a happy family and a life rich with meaningful friendships. It’s just a matter of mastering the mundane—of repeating simple little disciplines that, done consistently over time, will add up to the very biggest accomplishments.

This book’s premise is extremely simple: the direction of your life is entirely determined by the small actions that you take every single day. The actions that are easy to do, but equally easy not to do. These simple daily disciplines compound over time, and can be summarised by the following graph:

When I started this book, I didn’t expect to finish. It was poorly written and repetitive, but over time I realized that it is probably the most important book I’ve ever read. Because the thesis is so simple, I will not write comprehensive, but will instead direct you to my highlights, which more accurately capture the essence of this important work.

Highlights