Extended Summary Of The Compound Effect: Jumpstart Your Income, Your Life, Your Success - By Darren Hardy by Sapiens Editorial Summary
ABOUT THE ORIGINAL BOOK Success is not the product of chance, much less of magic or secret formulas. Success is achieved through consistent actions that are carried out every day with the right attitude and the necessary behavior. The media strives to sell us quick solutions to any problem that obstructs our achievements, but the time has come to ignore the easy answers that are not really going to take us anywhere. Nothing is built from nothing; every goal requires sustained effort and "quick success" is harmful and unreal.The success or rather, the lack of success, is a direct consequence of our daily decisions, which give direction to our life. This book is about how to pursue our goals and overcome any kind of obstacle. The compound effect is, therefore, an action plan that anyone can take advantage of to be as successful as Arnold Schwarzenegger or Michael Phelps. This is through making small changes in everyday decisions to generate other, larger, long-term changes. Ultimately, it's about taking responsibility for our own satisfaction and happiness.INTRODUCTION The modern world is obsessed with wealth, health and eternal youth, and aims to sell us fantastic remedies backed by unreal testimonies of people who achieved success by almost miraculous means. Among all this bombardment of information, or misinformation, we have found ourselves lost in confusion, which does not allow us to see where the pillars of success really are.To start depurating we must be aware that this is a slow process that will require a long period of practice. The objective is to transform this constant change into habits, that become automatic to the point where their practice no longer requires great effort. This can only be done over time. But the advantage is that the changes consist of very simple things, such as spending a greater part of the day on healthy pastimes instead of sitting in front of the television.All of the above also has the ability to determine our failure. It is almost impossible for us to achieve a radical change overnight. One day we can wake up, feel especially good and prone to a positive attitude that motivates us to face our fears and approach one more step to our goals. However, the next morning may not be so simple and we may wish to postpone the change until next week, hoping to feel better again. That is why when we aim for sudden changes, perseverance will not appear and without it, we will not be able to move forward.Therefore, the problem is not usually with our attitude nor the level of difficulty of the objectives that we set, but it is with our approach, which we must redirect from negative habits towards positive habits. This implies that our negative mentality, for example rooted in the concerns, changes towards a positive one.A small change that we can begin to make to help ourselves, is to disconnect from all those false means and start listening to motivational means, or surround ourselves with inspiring people in our environment. This will help us to make an in-depth revision of our habits, to develop an efficient plan that allows us to improve ourselves, and make the small daily decisions that will re-shape our day to day life.ABOUT DARREN HARDY: THE AUTHOR OF THE ORIGINAL BOOKDarren Hardy is a great entrepreneur and author regarding success and productivity. At the age of eighteen, he established a bus company that made him a millionaire, and at twenty-seven he was already a true winner in the real estate sector.He was also the executive producer of two television networks: Red Popular. He was the executive director and editor of the magazine SUCCESS, for which he interviewed a wide variety of business and opinion leaders, creating a great source of information with which he produced guides about success.He is a speaker and productivity coach, and has trained dozens of entrepreneurs. He is the author of other books, such as The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster.