Book – The 1% Rule, Fall in Love with the Process (Review)
Author – Tommy Baker
Genre – Self-help Book
Published in – 2018
As much as WHY is essential, not having “HOW TO” or taking too long to find “HOW TO” often fizzles WHY, and we start questioning our why.
This is another book I read on “HOW TO DO IT” after “The One Thing.” The 1% Rule breaks big goals into tiny actions that the Author calls a moving needle, makes it more straightforward and doable, and enables us to stay on course and keep our sanity intact.
The book takes us through knowing, doing, and being. From knowing what to do, to do it, and do it so consistently in tiny steps until it becomes part of who we are.
What separates those who get excited and inspired for a season, a quarter, a month, or a week, and those who are consistently on fire?
The 1% Rule answers these questions with excellent tools to overcome our “HOW TO” concern for achieving any goal we set our mind on.
About the Author –
Tommy Baker is a writer, speaker, Author, coach, and host of the Resist Average Academy, a top-rated iTunes podcast designed to give you the knowledge, inspiration, and action steps to live a life by design—never by default.
About the Book –
If you have ever set a goal, started something new, decided to change some habits, and fizzled out in a few days, weeks, or months. You will know the feeling. You might have the best of intentions and burning desires, yet we opt out of things at the slightest sign of discomfort.
Tommy claims this often happens due to the GAP between expectation and commitment to work. We live in a world where we are constantly fed news of overnight success, making it difficult to do the job. As nobody shows, a decade of work went into an overnight success.
This book will inspire you to dream big and show a mirror by breaking that dream into small steps to know what work it entails, what he calls moving the needle 1% a day. We must do things. It may be two or three activities, depending on our goals.
What to do while reading this book to get the maximum out of this book.
1) Write as you read –
I encourage you to follow the tactics of planning and reading the book, or else you will lose momentum. Like think of anything important that you intend to manifest, let’s say, in a year. Write it down and describe what you should do today as you read along.
2) There is no perfect time –
Stop waiting for next week, your next birthday, or New Year to start anything significant to you. Today is the time. The paragraph on the shortness of life from Seneca the Younger in the book explains it well.
3) Resistance –
The point of resistance was an eye-opener, and how it is described. Resistance is a sign of our growth; to grow, we will have to do things we are not comfortable at least initially. As they say, what we resist persists. Go past that resistance. You will be glad you did.
4) Persistence –
Great methods are shared in the book that help us persist through the Process when the initial excitement has worn off.
5) Success Defined –
1% progress + daily application (consistency) + persistence (focus) + time (endurance) = SUCCESS. Each part is explained well, with supporting tools to put into practice.
I have also created a video of a few quotes from the book – I hope you like it. Please subscribe to my YouTube channel – Myread4change.
This is one of the most impactful books I read, “HOW TO.” I am sure this book will significantly help whether you are stuck at the bottom, stagnated at a certain level, or looking to achieve great dreams and don’t know where to start.
I hope this review helped you know what to expect from this book.
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Let us fall in love with Process.