By Brian Johnson
The type We by no means Had
Isn't it a piece extraordinary that we went from technological know-how to Math to historical past yet by some means overlooked the category on the best way to reside? For a few wacky cause "Optimal dwelling 101" didn't make the schedule... yet think if that type did exist and the lecturers incorporated everybody from the old-fashioned philosophers like Socrates, Marcus Aurelius, Emerson, Nietzsche and Buddha to trendy sages like Joseph Campbell, Paulo Coelho, Dan Millman, Deepak Chopra, Byron Katie, Eckhart Tolle and Wayne Dyer plus the world's best confident psychologists like Sonja Lyubomirsky, Tal Ben-Shahar and Martin Seligman who're *scientifically* developing how we will be able to reside with extra happiness, that means and mojo.
Think of this publication as a Philosopher's notes on that impressive type. From "Spiritual Farts" and "110-Year previous You"s to "The Tolle Trap" and "Blissipline," you'll rejoice getting your knowledge on during this inspiring, playful, clever and useful little publication as Brian Johnson stocks 100 of his favourite great rules on tips on how to create a lifestyles brimming with a radiant enthusiasm basically chanced on once we align with the basics of optimum Living.
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Extra info for A Philosopher's Notes: On Optimal Living, Creating an Authentically Awesome Life and Other Such Goodness, Volume 1
Remember those nineteen hours a week left unaccounted for? When you need to gain focus on a task, keep your visualizations as specific as possible. Your visualizations should translate into direct action, something that won’t happen if they expand too far beyond the present moment. Taking Action As we discussed, it is important that your visualizations are task specific and translate into direct action. While Neil may use visualization to inspire his report writing today, this technique can be effectively used for any task less than a year in the future.
It would be strange if Neil’s desire to write successful monthly reports led to nothing but an eternity of writing monthly reports. Although visualizations should focus on the task at hand, it can be beneficial to remember how the task at hand links to your long-term goals. The way to do this without getting swept up in your fantasies of the bigger picture is to draw a clear map from today to your long-term goal. Break your goal up into small dreams that will each take less than a year to complete.
Maybe we stayed up all night in a crazed daze finishing that report, but the fact that we eventually finished it is all that we care about. Rarely do we stop and consider what else we could have accomplished that night if we hadn’t had to battle so many distractions and had spent more time focused on the task at hand. Focus is what separates the good from the great. It’s clear that staying up all night to finish a report is good, but finishing the report and spending the rest of the evening with the family or getting a jumpstart on the next day’s work is great.