How The Slight Edge Will Change Your Life

Review: The Slight Edge, by Jeff Olson, is a powerful book that goes beyond simple or practical strategies to incorporate into one's life for success. Rather than giving the reader the "how-to," Olson gives the reader the "why-to."

Want to change your way of thinking? Want to change the life philosophy that lies at the root of all of the seemingly-mundane daily decisions that ultimately add up to failure or success? This is the book, then. 



At the heart of this book is a philosophy that it aims to teach the reader: anything worth having comes at consistent effort and hard work over an extended period of time. If Olson changed the title to Wash, Rinse, and Repeat with Slight Modifications, it would be just as telling of the content of this book. 

After reading, don't be surprised if you find yourself dismantling old, long-instilled beliefs of the possibility of "overnight" success, for, according to Olson, it is a dangerous myth that gets us nowhere. 

Olson not only talks about his own life experiences with The Slight Edge philosophy, but also brings in readers' experiences as well as the ideas of other contemporaries such as Malcolm Gladwell. 

If you want to know why millionaires are not rock-star bowlers, why gym memberships get canceled, and why some succeed while others fail, then this is the book to pick up. 

Libet Chang