I have fantastic children, but sometimes they provoke a lecture that usually turns into one of these blog posts.
One such example recently has been about bare minimum people. People who only do the bare minimum required to get by. Barely meeting expectations, but no more. My children are not these people but at times they clone these behaviors.
To be truly exceptional you only have to do a little bit more than required each time. Over the long haul this little bit extra each time has a compounding effect, not only in the direct results, but also in the type of person you are becoming and the person that people see. It’s a very small code change in our thought programming, but it can positively propel the trajectory of our lives.
Read The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson. This is his concept, not mine. I’m just using it to teach my kids.