One of the more unfortunate mistakes that we as people and organizations make is to ignore how small choices consistently made over time can have astronomical impact on our lives.  Jeff Olson the author of “The Slight Edge” talks about how only 5% of people actually achieve their goals in life.  These people he says are not naturally born rock stars but those who practice simple “easy to do” disciplines consistently which compounds over time.  But what about the rest, the 95%, if it is so simple and easy to do, why don’t they succeed?  Because as Olson puts it “what is easy to do is also easy not to do.”   Also  simple errors in judgment over time add up and ultimately result in failure.  Since the results are not seen right away then don’t realize the there is a compounding factor to choices made over time.  The good news is that if you have been going in the wrong direction, it’s not too late to change your course.  To quote a Chinese proverb: “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.  The second best time is now.”  What simple easy things have you found in your business or life have helped you to become successful?  Please send me an email at, I would love to learn from you.