Member Blogs: My Life

Is This Thing On?

Hey there, Slight Edge Family! It’s quiet in here. Too quiet. Yes, there are lots of individual posts, but we’re lacking conversations. Communities don’t do well if we’re all insular – we need to communicate with each other. To encourage conversations, we’re going to do some giveaways! Here’s your task: each day, reach out to…
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Experience

I think we really don’t appreciate our experience. In “Cultivating an unshakable character” Jim Rohn said that if you have no other source to build your confidence on – education, achievement – you can build it on the fact that you exist. It means you have valuable experience, the one which allowed your survival –…
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Activity log

From 19th of February to 10th of March I kept activities log. I wrote down everything I did. Log activities summary: I spent 85 minutes a day on TC activities (writing updates, commenting, reading posts) during those 3 weeks. A little scary. This contest drained a lot of energy from me, but I met wonderful…
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Disciplines

Almost two weeks ago I’ve caught a flu. Terrible one, the worst in my life. I had a fever 6 days in a row. I felt weak. I felt helpless. To add insult to injury, I’ve just published my first short fantasy story on the forum of biggest Polish SF&F magazine and I received two…
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The Early Days After the Slight Edge

I’ve recently finished the Slight Edge — I found it to be one of the best books I’ve read in the last ten to twenty years. In the days after I’ve noticed I’m lot more conscious of where I’m having the Slight Edge work for me and not work for me. I also notice how…
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Changes

My friend, Trinity asked me recently, how the Slight Edge has affected my life. 7 months passed and looking from the outside my life didn’t change very much. The same family, the same flat, the same work, the same car. It’s my schedule which changed. I’m doing literally dozen things that I didn’t. Gratitude diaries,…
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Block your time

Every SlightEdger probably already know how to block time. All in all we have our daily disciplines and they have to be done somewhen. But I have an outstanding recent experience of time blocking. I committed to work, fully concentrated, at least 3 and a half hours a day. I’m a database administrator, my work…
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Personal mission statement

Have you got your personal mission statement? No? Go and make it! Yes? When did you review it last time? The good answer is: “today”. PMS is not the certificate of accomplishment to be put into the drawer. It suppose to be your lens, starting point, the source of focus. I made my PMS at…
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Progress by tiny steps

The Slight Edge is plainly awesome. Anybody can do it. You just pick an area you want to work upon and one simple discipline. You know you can do it. Pick something which is easy to do and easy not to do. Below some life examples. Weight loss. I have been already losing weight when…
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Blood giving

I’m a blood giver. I gave my blood first time in 2001. I just wanted to help my sick aunt. I found it an easy way to help others. I just needed to be healthy and spare an hour once in 2-3 months. I had some other, minor motivations, too. At that time I was…
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