So last week I mentioned that The Slight Edge is a fantastic book to read if you need motivation to achieve a goal in any area of your life.
Seriously. It’s good.
Basically, the author shows you that it doesn’t have to take superhuman leaps to succeed. It just takes consistent, small steps.
- If you want to keep your home in reasonable shape, straighten up each day and perform regular maintenance.
- If you want to get in better shape, exercise a little bit each day.
- If you want to become more knowledgeable on a subject, read 15 minutes every day.
Do the small things. And do them consistently.
You’re probably thinking that those are EASY things to do. Yes. Yes, they are. But it’s also easy to NOT do them.
- It’s easy to ignore the mess sitting in the corner. Before long, the mess in the corner turns into a mess in the entire room.
- It’s easy to skip a workout. Then another. And then another. Before you know it, your pants are too tight.
- It’s easy to skip reading for mindless TV. At the end of the year, you know more about the latest reality TV character than you do about that subject you wanted to learn.
The Slight Edge really does show you how turning simple disciplines into massive success and happiness. I think everyone should read it sometime in their life…preferably sooner than later!
Here’s a recap of the books I’ve recommended so far:
- The One Thing
- One Line a Day
- 20,000 Days
- The 12 Week Year
- The Early to Rise Experience
- The 80/20 Principle
- 18 Minutes
- Clutterfree with Kids
- More or Less
- It’s All Too Much
- Clutter Busting
- Getting Rid of It
- Getting Things Done
- Bit Literacy
- Do the Work
- Habit Stacking
- Productivity for the Perpetually Overwhelmed
- The Slight Edge
If you’re a reader, I can’t recommend these books enough! Try reading in iBooks or the Kindle to stay clutter-free.
You can read eBooks on most devices using the FREE Kindle Reading App!
Now on to our daily task…
Write down every single thing that you need to accomplish this week. Then schedule those things (but make sure they’re the RIGHT things) on your calendar. That way you’ll know WHEN you will accomplish those things on your to-do list.
It will be 5-15 minutes well spent!
Your assignment for today:
- Continue working on habit #7.
- Schedule your to do list on your calendar.
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