The Slight Edge is the name of a book by Jeff Olson.
The Slight Edge means that little changes made over long periods of time leads to great results.
A lot of people don’t understand the power of the slight edge because when they try something for a little while and don’t see results immediately, they will give up. You need to have a long term perspective and do things over a long period of time. If you take a long-term persective, you will see the results.
One person may decide to eat well, diet and exercise. He may not see the results immediately. If he keeps it up, he will see positive results. He will have a fit, leaner body, will have more energy, and will have a healthy body,
Another person decides to eat lots of junk food, sugary foods and fatty foods. He does not diet or exercise. He may not see any harmful results immediately. However, if he keeps up the his unhealthy lifestyle, he will see the negative results after a number of years. He will put on weight, have less energy, and develop health problems over the course of time.
The Slight Edge can work in your favor or against you. It all depends on the choices you make and the actions you take.
The #1 golfer in the world practices more than the #10 golfer in the world. The difference between the #1 golfer and the #10 golfer in the world is just a few strokes. It’s just a difference of 2 1/2 to 3 percent. The difference in earnings between the two golfers is millions of dollars.
Same thing happens in baseball. One batter may take extra batting practice consistently and winds up batting .300. Another batter takes less batting practice and bats .250. The difference between a .300 hitter and a .250 hitter in baseball is just one extra hit per 20 at bats. The difference in earnings between the two hitters is millions of dollars.
Same thing happens in horse racing. One horse practices harder than other horses. The horse that practices harder may edge runner up horse by a nose and win the Kentucky Derby. The difference in winnings between those two horses can be hundred of thousands of dollars in earnings for that race.
To achieve the Slight Edge, you need to have a long- term perspective and do the things you need to consistently over a prolonger period of time. If you keep at it and keep at it, you will see the results over the long term and have great success!