Slight Edge Principle#1 SHOW UP!

Slight Edge Principle#1 SHOW UP!

 

“Hope begins in the dark,
that suborn hope that if you just
SHOW UP and TRY
to do the RIGHT THING,
the dawn will come…
You WAIT
And Watch
And WORK:
you don’t give up.” _Anne Lamott

 

In his book, THE SLIGHT EDGE,  Jeff Olson makes the point that
it’s

NOT some mysterious action step we take that makes us successful…
it’s t

he day-to-day RIGHT steps over a period of time that produces success.

It’s like the story of the penny doubled every day and what it produces.

If you don’t know the story… a simple penny, doubled every day, begins to grow….

After the first day…. You have doubled your money… that one penny becomes two pennies.

Continuing this trend…. After a week we have a total of 64 cents..

WOW!!!!

Continuing our trend after 14 days…. We have a total of $81.92.

After three weeks we have $10,485.76…
but after a full 31 days we have…
tada…

TEN MILLION SEVEN HUNDRED THIRTY-SEVEN THOUSAND
FOUR HUNDRED EIGHTEEN DOLLARS AND TWENTY FOUR CENTS…

That’s called compounding…

That’s DOING THE RIGHT THING “every-day”…

That produces results.

Back to the Slight Edge Principle number ONE…. SHOW UP!

All the compounding starts when, those small, easy-to-do and
easy not to do small daily steps begin and are done consistently
every day….. after you SHOW UP.

Remember the comment above by Anne LaMott,
“Hope begins in the dark…”
when we start dreaming…
thinking about what “might” happen
if we SHOW UP!

“…that suborn hope that if you just SHOW UP…”

We MUST PARTICIPATE…..

and TRY to do the RIGHT THING,…”

 

What are the RIGHT 

THINGS that we must do???

It’s the small, easy  to do things that we KNOW will add to
our daily accumulation of good things to do…

 

 

 

It’s also the small, easy NOT TO DO things that must be done,
continuously day-in and day-out.

 

After day one or day 10… or day 20…
we may not yet see the positive results that we’re looking for…

but we’ve grown…
we’ve learned…
we’ve gained confidence…
we know that we know that we know we’re moving in the right direction.

So we keep doing them.

Over and Over and Over and…

the dawn will come.. “

THE DAWN (DAY) will come when we SEE our results…

You WAIT And Watch and WORK: ….”

YES…

We continue to WAIT, WATCH and WORK…
the dawn WILL come!!!

you don’t give up.”

That’s right… like Winston Churchill’s speech,

“Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never—
in nothing, great or small, large or petty—
never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.”

So…where does this lead us???

It gives us the SLIGHT EDGE that only the 5% achieve.

The SLIGHT EDGE that produces success…

Not so much in the short term…

But in the long-term….. “The dawn will come.”

So my recommendation to you NOW…

“SHOW UP”

get in the game…

DO IT NOW!!

B-Blessed!

JerryNDiane

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