I’ve been fascinated by life organisation for as long as I can remember I’ve read quite a few buddhist books as buddhism is excellent at distilling life most complex questions into very simple answers. There’s a lot to be learned by reading about wise men/women that have gotten to certain conclusions over the centuries past. Perhaps the biggest example of this is Buddha himself.

Quite a few years back I started living my life and taking my decisions in the same way, what would be the most simplistic way for me to organise my professional life and achieve the absolute most.

I recently read this book The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy a highly underrated book, that reminded me that not everyone has a nice structural organisation in their professional lives and it was also the book that gave me the nudge to create my latest video, sharing some of those tips I’ve learned over the years.

Those who do manage to succeed in their long-term goals believe that results tend to only show up late in the game. Consequently, they’re able to stay motivated and committed through the long, tough middle.

That idea on its own is the stuff of mediocre self-help books. Where The Compound Effect really shines is the detailed explanation of how exactly to cultivate a belief that persistence pays off.

Ultimately, this comes down to a commitment to small, smart decisions performed on a regular basis. Over time, these decisions compound into effective habits and routines, the true drivers of discipline, confidence, and ultimately, success.

What follows is a selection of my favorite quotes and passages from the book, along with some of my own thoughts and reflections.


On Discipline

Your only path to success is through a continuum of mundane, unsexy, unexciting, and sometimes difficult daily disciplines compounded over time.

On Tracking

Tracking is my go-to transformation model for everything that ails me.

On Willpower

Assuming willpower is what you need to change your habits is akin to trying to keep a hungry grizzly bear out of your picnic basket by covering it with a napkin.

On Drifting

Most people drift through life without devoting much conscious energy to figuring out specifically what they want and what they need to do to take themselves there.

On Vision

Something almost magical happens when you organize and focus your creative power on a well-defined target. I’ve seen this time and again: the highest achievers in the world have all succeeded because they’ve mapped out their visions.

On Goals

When you define your goals, you give your brain something new to look for and focus on.

On Execution

Some of our best intentions fail because we don’t have a system of execution. When it comes down to it, your new attitudes and behaviors must be incorporated into your monthly, weekly, and daily routines to affect any real, positive change.

On Routines

Of all the high-achievers and business owners I’ve worked with, I’ve seen that, along with good habits, each has developed routines for accomplishing necessary daily disciplines. It’s the only way any of us can predictably regulate our behavior.

As I am fascinated by this topic I did a video about it, if you want to hear me talk further about it have a watch below