Which piece of advice can you apply to your everyday life?

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Re: Which piece of advice can you apply to your everyday life?

Post by capricornius16 » 01 Nov 2018, 18:48

Discipline starts with one's self.

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Post by Jsovermyer » 01 Nov 2018, 19:35

As John Lennon,said "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." This book shows that we need to start living a purposeful life, instead of coasting through our days with no goals.

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Post by Alicia09 » 01 Nov 2018, 19:50

The best piece I've found was the idea that we are not responsible for other people's actions, but we can choose how to respond to everything around us. I find this to be a very valuable piece of advice because I've dealt with a lot of insecure people who were always trying to hurt others to make themselves look good. In my earlier years, I made a mistake of taking it personally whenever someone tried to hurt me out of insecurity or jealousy. This book reminds me of how important it is to resist getting caught up in someone else's drama.
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Post by daydreaming reader » 01 Nov 2018, 20:02

That nothing is lacking, everything needed to succeed, already exists.
"Without chaos, there can be no order"
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"You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star."
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Post by Swiftmover07 » 01 Nov 2018, 20:29

I like the negative thought part. You can't do anything about the past so why dwell on it. Learn from it so you don't make the same mistake in the future
Goodnight sweet prince, may flights of devils wing you to your rest. - Anne Rice

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Post by AmySmiles » 01 Nov 2018, 21:28

Haven't read it yet but for the majority of comments it sounds like the biggest thing is being responsible for ones own life. Sounds good.
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Post by AmySmiles » 01 Nov 2018, 21:29

Swiftmover07 wrote:
01 Nov 2018, 20:29
I like the negative thought part. You can't do anything about the past so why dwell on it. Learn from it so you don't make the same mistake in the future
That is easier said than done.
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Post by Debjani Ghosh » 01 Nov 2018, 22:00

My first takeaway was to be responsible for your own actions and stop blaming others (including God). My second takeaway was saying no to something that does not concur with my beliefs. However, both of them are easier said than done. :(

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Post by Jacci » 01 Nov 2018, 22:09

Bukari wrote:
01 Nov 2018, 13:41
Well, we have so many weaknesses to deal with. Most at times we blame others for our misfortunes, instead of us to wake up and take our responsibilities. And I am very sure the book has more lessons to offer everyone.
You're right! I'm not yet reading this book, but I can relate to your comment. Hope to read this book soon.
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Post by Keevan » 01 Nov 2018, 22:16

Kibetious wrote:
01 Nov 2018, 07:59
I think it would be to stop living by accident and start living with intention. There are many days that pass by and when one tries to look back, it seems one was just living and did whatever came by, not based on any plan.
I agree. I would go about my life day by day just being carefree. I don't regret it but it could & would have been better if I had more of a plan.

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Post by Keevan » 01 Nov 2018, 22:19

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01 Nov 2018, 14:13
I learned to take responsibility for the mistakes I make instead of blaming others and to rectify them myself.
That's a good one. If we all do that, I believe, the world would be a much better place.

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Post by Vscholz » 01 Nov 2018, 23:52

Mely918 wrote:
01 Nov 2018, 16:38
I have tried the same thing in attempting to trust myself to say no. Saying no isn't the difficult part for me. It's the second guessing later on that gets to me. I'm trying to be better about that, though.
I am quite good at saying no... but following through is a different story. My second guessing comes from others that are not on the same journey and don't understand the importance of my decisions. That's another thing to work on for me.
As for you & your heart & the things you said & didn't say, she will remember them all when men are fairy tales in books written by rabbits. (Schmendrick the Magician)

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Post by Bianka Walter » 02 Nov 2018, 01:03

Mely918 wrote:
01 Nov 2018, 16:38
I have tried the same thing in attempting to trust myself to say no. Saying no isn't the difficult part for me. It's the second guessing later on that gets to me. I'm trying to be better about that, though.
That's exactly it. I'm always nervous that my decision to say no is going to end up being the wrong one. And then stressing. Sigh.
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Post by Bianka Walter » 02 Nov 2018, 01:07

AmySmiles wrote:
01 Nov 2018, 21:29
Swiftmover07 wrote:
01 Nov 2018, 20:29
I like the negative thought part. You can't do anything about the past so why dwell on it. Learn from it so you don't make the same mistake in the future
That is easier said than done.
I think that the phrase 'easier said than done' is my biggest problem with self-help books. Especially when they tell you to stay positive.
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Post by sonya01 » 02 Nov 2018, 01:21

I liked his point that hard work doesn't always guarantee success. His advice "Don't work harder; work smarter" impressed me. I find I'm always busy, but not always achieving my goals. I need to take a good, hard look at what I'm doing and how I'm doing it.

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