The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson
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Simple daily disciplines—little productive actions, repeated consistently over time—add up to the difference between failure and success.
The secret to success is always in mundane, easy things that anyone could do. People don’t consistently do those simple things for three reasons: 1) while they’re easy to do, they are also easy not to do; 2) you don’t see any results at first; 3) they seem insignificant, like they don’t matter. But they do. Time will be your friend or your enemy; it will promote you or expose you.
The predominant state of mind displayed by those people on the failure curve is blame. The predominant state of mind displayed by those people on the success curve is responsibility.
The size of your income will be determined by the size of the problems you solve.
Integrity: what you do when no one is watching.
People make the mistake of thinking they need the perfect plan. There is no perfect plan. By definition, there can’t be, because a plan is not getting there—it’s only your jumping-off point. You start with a plan, then go through the process of continuous learning through both study and doing, adjusting all the time like a rocket ship on the way to the moon, off track 97 percent of the time, your gyroscope feeding information to your dream computer to bring you back on track,
You will become as small as your controlling desire, or as great as your dominant aspiration.