Jumpstart your income, your Life, Your Success – Darren Hardy

Are you trying to change your life drastically? You do not know where to start? What to do? How to do?Then Start small. Take small action steps consistently to achieve your goals. This is the ultimate message of this book. Seriously this book can be a game changer for you because the book presents a working solution i.e the Compound Effect.

The Words of Wisdom from this book are as follows:

  • You can do more than expected in every aspect of your life.
  • No matter what you learn, what strategy or tactic you employ, success comes as the result of the Compound Effect.
  • The Compound Effect is the principle of reaping huge rewards from a series of small, smart choices.
  • Small, Smart Choices + Consistency + Time = RADICAL DIFFERENCE
    Preparation (personal growth) + Attitude (belief/mindset) + Opportunity (a good thing coming your way) + Action (doing something about it) = Luck
  • You already know all that you need to succeed. You don’t need to learn anything more. If all we needed was more information, everyone with an Internet connection would live in a mansion, have abs of steel, and be blissfully happy. New or more information is not what you need—a new plan of action is. It’s time to create new behaviors and habits that are oriented away from sabotage and toward success. It’s that simple.
  • “It doesn’t matter how smart you are or aren’t, you need to make up in hard work what you lack in experience, skill, intelligence, or innate ability. If your competitor is smarter, more talented, or experienced, you just need to work three or four times as hard. You can still beat them!”
  • The best illustration I can give you to emphasize the power of small adjustments is that of a plane traveling from Los Angeles to New York City. If the nose of the plane is pointed only 1 percent off course—almost an invisible adjustment when the plane’s sitting on the tarmac in Los Angeles—it will ultimately end up about 150 miles off course, arriving either upstate in Albany or in Dover, Delaware. Such is the case for your habits.
  • A single poor habit, which doesn’t look like much in the moment, can ultimately lead you miles off course from the direction of your goals and the life you desire.
  • The power of your why is what gets you to stick through the grueling, mundane, and laborious. All of the hows will be meaningless until your whys are powerful enough. Until you’ve set your desire and motivation in place, you’ll abandon any new path you seek to better your life.
  • You see, when the reason is big enough, you will be willing to perform almost any how.
  • In fact, psychologists tell us that nothing creates more stress than when our actions and behaviors aren’t congruent with our values.
  • Defining your core values also helps make life simpler and more efficient. Decision-making is also easier when you are certain of your core values. When faced with a choice, ask yourself, “Does this align with my core values?” If it does, do it. If not, don’t, and don’t look back. All fretting and indecision are eliminated.
  • People are either motivated by something they want or something they don’t want. Love is a powerfully motivating force. But so is hate.
  • We can all make powerful choices. We can all take back control by not blaming chance, fate, or anyone else for our outcomes. It’s within our ability to cause everything to change. Rather than letting past hurtful experiences sap our energy and sabotage our success, we can use them to fuel positive, constructive change.
  • importance of goals: “Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon… must inevitably come to pass!”
  • Leadership expert John C. Maxwell said, “You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.”
  • Developing a routine of predictable, daily disciplines prepares you to be victorious on the battlefield of life.
  • Jim Rohn taught me that life is simply a collection of experiences; our goal should be to increase the frequency and the intensity of the good experiences.
  • Everyone is affected by three kinds of influences: input (what you feed your mind), associations (the people with whom you spend time), and environment (your surroundings).
  • Your brain is not designed to make you happy. Your brain has only one agenda in mind: survival. It is always watching for signs of “lack and attack.” Your brain is programmed to seek out the negative—dwindling resources, destructive weather, whatever’s out to hurt you.
  • Aristotle wrote, “We are what we repeatedly do.”
  • As Jim Rohn would say, “Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.”
  • Your life comes down to this formula:
    YOU –> CHOICE(decision) + BEHAVIOR(action) + HABIT(repeated action) + COMPOUNDED(time) = GOALS
  • Remember, consistency is a critical component of success.

This book contains wisdom about how our own behavior can lead us to success. I definitely recommend this book for reading as it can guide us to achieve what we want from our life. This book contains the success formula for everyone who will follow it in their own life.

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