Book Corner: The Compound Effect

Hi there, I am here today to share a book review of my recent read. As you know, I am enjoying non-fiction a lot lately; this one has helped in uplifting my perspective about success in different aspects of life. A very good friend suggested this one to me, so I had to check-mark it on my list. Want to know more about what I learned? Read the complete post. I’ll divide it into well-sorted parts – because what’s more appealing than an organized content.

Let’s begin.

What’s the book? The Compound Effect

Genre: Self-help

Author: Darren Hardy

Good Reads: 4.24/5

Thumbs Up/Down: Up, up, up. Always.

Will I re-read it? Yes, for sure. It is worth it.

About the book:

It goes without saying that “The Compound Effect” by Darren Hardy is pure gold. If I have to sum up this whole book in one sentence, I would say, it is based on the principle that everyday small decisions shape our destiny (“everyday small decisions” is the keyword here).

My review:

The author explained each concept with some breezy examples that your brain never forgets. Each chapter provides a great value to the readers. My takeaways from this one are:

  • How smallest actions lead to radical differences over time.
  • How bad habits limit the progress.
  • How to get things done when you don’t feel like doing them.
  • How to capture the elusive force of acceleration.

Hardy did an excellent job of teaching readers the amazing impact of The Compound Effect. And if I talk about myself, I have a long way to go through the process. And I consider myself just taking baby steps even at this stage in my life. Never mind, you’re always just in time. I would consult this book from time to time if ever I feel like Big Mo has left me. I believe that the philosophy of this book is all genuine to make a real and lasting difference in anyone’s life.

As always, I am listing some incredible excerpts from the book.

Every choice shapes how you live today, but more important, how you live the rest of your life.

You make your choices, and then your choices make you.

As long as you’re making choices unconsciously, you can’t consciously choose to change the ineffective behavior and turn it into productive habits.

The first step towards change is awareness.

Track every action that relates to the area of your life you want to improve.

You cannot manage or improve something until you measure it.

Getting your core values defined and properly calibrated is one of the most important steps in redirecting your life toward your grandest vision.

The one skill most responsible for the abundance in my life is learning how to effectively set and achieve goals. Something almost magical happens when you organize and focus your creative power on a well-defined target.

The person who has a clear, compelling, and white-hot burning why will always defeat even the best of the best at doing the how.

If change were easy, and everyone were doing it, it would be much more difficult for you and me to stand out and become an extraordinary success. Ordinary is easy. Extra-ordinary is what will separate you from the crowd.

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge.

Creating new habits (and burning new grooves into your brain) will take time. Be patient with yourself. If you fall off the wagon, brush yourself off (not beat yourself up!), and get back on. No problem. We all stumble. Just go again and try another strategy; reinforce your commitment and consistency.

There are also certain formulae, charts, figures, and examples that leave your brain stunned in this book. It guides through this simple yet extra-ordinary concept of The Compound Effect that you have been ignoring your whole life.

Until next time, peace!


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