Successful people do, what unsuccessful people are not willing to do.

“People on the success curve live a life of responsibility. They take full responsibility for who they are, where they are, and everything that happens to them.”

― Jeff Olson, The Slight Edge

One of my favourite books of all time, that had the biggest impact on me, was a book called The Slight Edge, by Jeff Olson. The whole philosophy of the book, is that you are either on the success curve, or the failure curve.

The small, daily habits, that will lead to great success, in all areas of your life. And the hardest part about being on the success curve, is that it’s all about consistency. And consistency doesn’t show results straight away. That’s the hard part. You’ve got to chip away, day by day, until you become successful.  You’ve got to have courage, and practice faith, that this will happen, and that’s why so so many people fail. Because they give up, the results aren’t quick enough, or they’re not willing to put the work in.

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I work with very many successful women, at the top of their careers, who have kids, a great career, and still mange to find the time to train every week. Do you think this is easy for them? Far from it, these women are juggling so many balls in the air, while still trying to find the time to be a nurturing, family-orientated woman.

And the key to success lies in these women. They do, what the majority of others aren’t willing to do.

They take full responsibility for their health and their happiness, and they go and do something about it.

That’s the difference! The only difference. They’re willing to put the work in. They don’t give up.

Here’s a good exercise. Write down on a piece of paper, the following words:


Personal development






Now, beside each word, I’d like you to draw an up arrow, on the areas of your life you work on and nurture every day, and a down arrow, on the areas in your life that you’re neglecting.

Do you see a pattern? Are you focusing on just one area of your life, and neglecting the others?

Living a successful life, which is focusing on 1. happiness and 2. long term impact, means we must focus on all of these areas, for true success.

The most critical part is to identify the areas you need to work on, and plan your day better.

Planning, structure and taking action are going to get you success.

If you’re successful in one area of your life, you can be successful in all areas of your life.


Every day write up your OPA, as Tony Robbins calls it:

Write down your outcome: ( get fit & healthy)

Write down your purpose (to be healthy for my kids and me, to reduce stress, feel good, laugh a bit more)

Write down your Action steps…. (Training 3 times this week, follow a healthy food plan)

and go implement!

If you’re struggling to fit everything in, or you don’t have time to do it yourself,  you can request more information on our programs here, and we’ll get you exactly where you want to be.

Committed to your success,

Jessica Cooke









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Jessica Cooke

Jessica has inspired hundreds of women to achieve and maintain their health & fitness goals at her two private training studios in Galway City.

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