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Book Summary: The Power of One More by Ed Mylett.

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In The Power of One More: The Ultimate Guide to Happiness and Success, Entrepreneur and host of the Ed Mylett Show, Ed Mylett, provides a framework for making incremental improvements in our daily lives.  Ed’s father struggled with alcohol addiction, and he had tried many times to quit to no avail. But he eventually gave up drinking when Ed’s mum gave him an ultimatum :

“Either you get sober or lose your family. You won’t get another chance,”

That was the moment he knew he had to change, and he did. He embraced the Alcoholics Anonymous idea of living One More day sober. It became the entire premise of his life, and it is the core idea of “The Power of One More” book.

“Once he committed to it, my dad didn’t try to stay sober every remaining day of his life. He tried to stay sober One More day of his life. One day at a time, stacked upon each other until days became weeks and months, and they became years. The difference in that kind of mindset means everything to a recovering alcoholic.”

Begin with ONE MORE.

You’re a lot closer to changing your life than you think. You’re one more meeting, one more relationship, one more decision, one more action, or one more thought from leading the life you deserve. The Power of One More challenges you to become hyper‐focused and addicted to searching for the “one mores” in your life. The more you begin to see them and then execute the actions to realize them, the more your life will change.

The individual thoughts and actions you take don’t need to be profound. However, when you compound these small thoughts and actions and stack them up on top of each other, the resulting changes over time are profound.

The One

When you see a happy or financially successful family, understand that at some point in their history, they weren’t happy or successful. That is, until The One showed up, and The One in that family changed the family tree forever. The One can change the emotions, finances, level of happiness, and the way the family thinks, among many other things.

One More Try

When you’re successful in implementing a One More Try mentality, you’ll create and compound more wins for yourself. Each of those wins creates an incremental advancement toward your goals. You stack them on top of each other to produce significant long‐term changes in your life.

Until you understand and embrace the fundamental, life‐changing power of One More Try, you won’t fully understand why it’s essential to try and make one more call, do one more set in the gym, meet one more person at a convention, or learn one more skill to put you head and shoulders above everyone else.

When you act and do the same things as everyone else, you’ll get the same results as everyone else. When you implement a One More Try mentality, that’s where you’ll find your greatest successes and your most significant personal growth.

The common man is not concerned about the passage of time, the man of talent is driven by it. – Arthur Schopenhauer

Depth Perception

If you watch distance runners in a race, why does the last lap or leg of the race invariably produce some of the race’s fastest times? In a 26‐mile marathon, you keep a steady pace. As you get closer to the finish line, your adrenaline kicks in, and you find another gear. You push yourself because you’re closer to completing your task and crossing that finish line. That produces a release of endorphins, and you feel that warm and positive rush.

Your depth perception affects your ability to summon that sense of urgency required to perform better. When the goal is further away, you jog toward that goal. When it’s right in front of you, it’s a sprint.

Don’t Quit for One More Day

Take things One More small step at a time. Make your goal of not quitting manageable and easier to achieve. All you need to do is get through today. Tomorrow, you can start again and conquer your battles with a One Last One More mentality.

Lifelong Learner | Entrepreneur | Digital Strategist at Reputiva LLC | Marathoner | Bibliophile |

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