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

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Post by sszb » 04 Nov 2018, 07:40

I like the idea of stop blaming others for your failures.
I like the idea to find something I excel and get the best out of it.
That's why I have started taking classes of SEO to polish my blogs effectively.
‏We’re all stories in the end. Just make it a good one.”

‏ Middleton, Jacquelyn.

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Post by Bianka Walter » 05 Nov 2018, 01:14

Samuel Waragu wrote:
03 Nov 2018, 04:15
I quickly picked one, "Osmosis by Association". I loved it and have been deeply thinking about it. You have to associate with 'them' in order to be like 'them' if you so wish.
Osmosis by Association - that's great. Sort of like, if you sleep with dogs, you wake up with fleas...
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Post by Ravinder+Kaur » 05 Nov 2018, 13:55

Alicia09 wrote:
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.
Yes, this is one thing that needs to be worked upon because all the time we only act as we think we are expected to , and not as we really want to. We can learn that others can hurt us only so much as we allow.

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Post by Katherine Smith » 05 Nov 2018, 15:23

The piece of advice that applies to my life is to beware of considering only ideas that align with your beliefs. I agree with one of the members that our political climate has led us to choose sides. It is almost as if we are in this "bunker" mentality where we throw insults at one another, but never come together to understand why we are fighting in the first place.
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Post by chelhack » 05 Nov 2018, 17:13

In my everyday life, I approach each task with the crawl, walk then run method. I take responsibility for myself and by myself.
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Post by TheRVMom » 05 Nov 2018, 18:29

Be ready for opportunities that come my way, but to also be ok with saying no. I learned to say no a long time ago, but I wasn't always ok with it and felt guilty.

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Post by Lee-Ann20 » 05 Nov 2018, 18:53

The biggest takeaway from this book for me is that I am responsible for me, no one else. That means stop blaming other people and stop taking the blame for other people.

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Post by Celestin1 » 05 Nov 2018, 20:19

Don’t sweat the small

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Post by serendipity 27 » 06 Nov 2018, 15:02

I definitely agree that you have to say no to some things. It doesn't help anyone if you constantly try to appease everyone around you without first trying to focus on yourself.
Give me the courage to get through this week...or at least a big bar of chocolate :D

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Post by Power Onyango » 06 Nov 2018, 22:40

The book's content is amazing and all its ideas seemed to have been filtered home. i really enjoyed all its aspects.

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Post by amitdeo12 » 07 Nov 2018, 02:32

After reading this book i understand that before saying no to anything first try to do that if you could do that with your full effort and honesty you must try to do with your full willing and a hope that that work will be done by you

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Post by Jen012012 » 07 Nov 2018, 22:36

I really enjoyed reading this book because it makes you think more open minded about things. Enjoy life rather than worry about every little thing. I highly recommend reading this book.

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Post by Angiesaurusrex » 08 Nov 2018, 00:49

What i learned from this book would be, "Do not think (much) about the future and look forward, only remembering your past as a result of a neutral experience."

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Post by lesler » 08 Nov 2018, 10:52

The advice I keep using daily weeks after reading this book is to simply take control. Make an action plan with the end goal, and make the reasonable steps to get there. Anyone can do it!

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Post by A G Darr » 09 Nov 2018, 21:04

I felt the question, "is what I'm about to choose and commit to really in my long-term best interest and goals," was very important and useful. I wrote this down and attached it to my computer monitor. This is a good question to ask yourself everyday, no matter what you are trying to improve. I try to ask myself this question when I'm procrastinating, as that is one of my worst vices. I just have to remind myself that doing nothing is doing something, and the something I'm not doing is not going to help me in the long-run.

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