Tony Robbins once noted that as you get to the top of the mountain in any profession, the difference between the people that are extremely good and the people that are the very best is extremely small, yet the rewards for being “the best” is orders of magnitude higher than just being extremely good. One book I liked that focused on that concept was Jeff Olson’s “The Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success and Happiness.” Enjoy the quotes:
10) Believing in the “ big break ” is worse than simply being futile. It’s actually dangerous because it can keep you from taking the actions you need to take to create the results you want.
9) That’s the choice you face every day, every hour: A simple, positive action, repeated over time. A simple error in judgment, repeated over time.
8) The reason diets and other how-to’s don’t work for most people is the same reason most how-to books and courses don’t work for most people. It isn’t that the actions are wrong. It’s that people don’t keep doing them.