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 I am conscious of taking an action that isn’t going to lead me to where I want to go. And I’m sad to report that a couple of times I have overrided the little voice that said easy to do and easy not to do. And done the easy not to do. When that happens I’m trying not to beat myself up for it. But I can easily go there.

I don’t want to get into a downward loop where I’m so hard on myself for not doing the right thing, that I lose confidence in myself. And at the same time hard enough to get myself to the point where I’m making the right choices.

So a couple of questions…

How do you handle yourself when you’ve conciously made a decision that isn’t in your long-term best interest?

Is it a matter of first being conscious and then slowly moving into the right direction? Or did the book cause such a dramatic change that you went from being one way to being another.