I am sad that THIS is sold out. It is fairly amazing.
Why they chose to illustrate this with a light is beyond me. Do these people NOT have secret passageways? Lame.
And now, for a little potty humor:
Implement a daily habit that makes you aware of how grateful you are for something.
“One of the easiest things to feel grateful for is the beauty of nature.”
“I noticed that if I put the word ‘meditation’ after any activity, it suddenly seemed much more high-minded and spiritual.” [For me, “Traffic meditation” might work well…]
Seasons: “The annual renovation of the world.” —Samuel Johnson
“Making time for a passion and treating it as a real priority instead of an ‘extra’ to be fitted in at a free moment… will bring a tremendous happiness boost.” Passion: “what you enjoyed doing as a ten year old or choose to do on a free Saturday afternoon.”
“Often, the opposite of a great truth is also true.”
These are just a few of the quotes or passages or personal insights I thought were pretty meaningful from those chapters. Great perspective… I also got several actionable ideas from the book, too, which I put in different-looking bubbles on my notebook page. Things like
- Lulu.com—Make dad a bound collection of all his notepads!
- 24-pg comic book in 24-hr challenge by Scott McCloud
- use computer passwords to reinforce something positive
These were things that popped into my head with suggestions or things mentioned while I read. I can go put those in different lists, probably, yes, into Evernote, and then schedule them into my life. I’m sort of mashing up Franklin Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Successful People, Evernote, and various blog entries from places like Marc and Angel Hack Life. It feels like an awful lot of prep and not enough implementation yet, but even the journey itself through learning all of these things is super helpful even if I don’t end up with a perfectly Dewey Decimal System-ed life.
Okay, must do that irritating thing that shows up several times EVERY DAY on my to-do list… eat!