44 Sensational Quotes from The Compound Effect

‘The Compound Effect’ is just one way to jump start your income, life, and success. The book reveals the core principles that drive success in business. Learn how to win every time with these great quotes from ‘The Compound Effect.’

“Your biggest challenge isn’t that you’ve intentionally been making bad choices. Heck, that would be easy to fix. Your biggest challenge is that you’ve been sleepwalking through your choices.”

“You will get in life what you accept and expect you are worthy of.”

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

“You get in life what you create. Expectation drives the creative process. What do you expect? You expect whatever it is you’re thinking about. Your thought process, the conversation in your head, is at the base of the results you create in life.”

“You cannot see what you don’t look for, and you cannot look for what you don’t believe in.”

“You alone are responsible for what you do, don’t do, or how you respond to what’s done to you.”


“When you define your goals, you give your brain something new to look for and focus on. It’s as if you’re giving your mind a new set of eyes from which to see all the people, circumstances, conversations, resources, ideas, and creativity surrounding you.”

“We are all self-made men and women, but only the successful take credit for it.”

“Unsuccessful people carry their goals around in their head like marbles rattling around in a can, and we say a goal that is not in writing is merely a fantasy.”

“There’s nothing wrong with ordinary. I just prefer to shoot for extraordinary.”

“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.”

“The truth is, complacency has impacted all great empires, including, but not limited to, the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and English. Why? Because nothing fails like success.”

“The real cost of a four-dollar-a-day coffee habit over 20 years is $51,833.79. That’s the power of the Compound Effect.”

“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.”

“The first step toward change is awareness. If you want to get from where you are to where you want to be, you have to start by becoming aware of the choices that lead you away from your desired destination.”

“The day you graduate from childhood to adulthood is the day you take full responsibility for your life.”

“The Compound Effect is the principle of reaping huge rewards from a series of small, smart choices.”

“The biggest difference between successful people and unsuccessful people is that successful people are willing to do what unsuccessful people are not.”

“Small, Smart Choices + Consistency + Time = RADICAL DIFFERENCE.”

“Since your outcomes are all a result of your moment-to-moment choices, you have incredible power to change your life by changing those choices. Step by step, day by day, your choices will shape your actions until they become habits, where practice makes them permanent.”

“Seek out positive people who have achieved the success you want to create in your own life. Remember the adage: “Never ask advice of someone with whom you wouldn’t want to trade places.”"

“Our choices are often shaped by our culture and upbringing. They can be so entwined in our routine behaviors and habits that they seem beyond our control.”

“New or more information is not what you need—a new plan of action is. It’s time to create new behaviors and habits that are oriented away from sabotage and toward success.”

“Losing is a habit. So is winning. Now let’s work on permanently instilling winning habits into your life.”

“It’s not the big things that add up in the end; it’s the hundreds, thousands, or millions of little things that separate the ordinary from the extraordinary.”

“It’s time to WAKE UP and make empowering choices.”

“It’s not getting to the wall that counts; it’s what you do after you hit it.”

“Isn’t it comforting to know you only need to take a series of tiny steps, consistently, over time, to radically improve your life?”

“In my most painful moments on the bike, I am at my most curious, and I wonder each and every time how I will respond. Will I discover my innermost weakness, or will I seek out my innermost strength?”

“In essence, you make your choices, and then your choices make you.”

“If you say you’re a dedicated professional, but you show up late and unprepared, your behavior rats you out every time.”

“If you are not making the progress that you would like to make and are capable of making, it is simply because your goals are not clearly defined.”

“If we want to succeed, we need to recover our grandparents’ work ethic.”

“Have you ever been bitten by an elephant? How about a mosquito? It’s the little things in life that will bite you.”

“Forget about willpower. It’s time for why-power. Your choices are only meaningful when you connect them to your desires and dreams. The wisest and most motivating choices are the ones aligned with that which you identify as your purpose, your core self, and your highest values. You’ve got to want something, and know why you want it, or you’ll end up giving up too easily.”

“Earning success is hard. The process is laborious, tedious, sometimes even boring. Becoming wealthy, influential, and world-class in your field is slow and arduous.”

“Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.”

“Don’t wait another day to start the small disciplines that will lead you in the direction of your goals!”

“Determine the quality of life you want to have, and then surround yourself with the people who represent and support that vision.”

“Consume those ‘popular’ things, and you’ll be part of the common, average pack. But that’s ordinary. There’s nothing wrong with ordinary. I just prefer to shoot for extraordinary.”

“Consistency is the key to achieving and maintaining momentum.”

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

“All winners are trackers.”

“A daily routine built on good habits and disciplines separates the most successful among us from everyone else. A routine is exceptionally powerful.”

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