775 The bargain of the year





I picked up the bargain of the year: The Book, worth thousands of dollars, for a mere two hundred and seventyfive bucks. Yes, that is how I value my Christmas present this year, Seth Godin’s book “What does it sounds like when you change your mind?” Read more about the process (blog 722) ... click on his picture on that page.


So, now it's here: The biggest (at about eight hundred pages, in a really large format) and indeed one of the greatest books - in fact other than Krishnamurti's writings probably - the greatest book (for me, right now). This is how the book starts: 

(I love these lines, I altered them to suit me, my own situation) ...

 


IS IT SELFISH?


I write this for me

week after week my blog shows up

and the truth is, even if no one reads my blog

… I’d still write it



If you want to get an idea of what is going on here, it's easy:  Join Seth's blog  nevertheless, here are a few brief morsels of what’s in store:



TO OVERCOME AN IRRATIONAL FEAR


replace it with a habit.


If you're afraid to write, write a little every day.

Start with a anonymous blog, start with a sentence.

Every day, drip, drip drip ... a habit.


If you're afraid to speak up, speak up a little everyday.

Not to the board of directors, but to someone.


A little bit, every day.



"YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG."


But at least you're doing it.

Once you're doing it, you have a chance to do it better.

Waiting for perfect means not starting.



THE RIGHT MOMENT


You might be waiting for things to settle down. For the kids to be old enough, for work to calm down, for the economy to recover, for the weather to cooperate, for your bad luck to let up just a little ...


The thing is, people who make a difference never wait for just the right time. They know that it will never arrive.


Instead, they make their ruckus when they are short of sleep, out of money, hungry, in the middle of a domestic mess and during a blizzard. Whenever.


As long as whenever is now.






























 

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