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post #16 of 25
Wake up every day before dawn, make my own coffee, and write for an hour.
post #17 of 25
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Unlimited Power helped me pick up girls in college. That physiology/mental internal dialogue/reframing stuff does work.

Nothing has any meaning, other than what you give it.

You can make something empower or disempower you, its your choice, not just society's conditioned response.

In some cultures, death is viewed as a joyous occassion and a time to celebrate the bridging into a new life.

I always like the Vikings, death in battle was their greatest glory.
post #18 of 25
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Originally Posted by Bradford
I know Tony Robbins gets made fun of a lot and I had not done any of his other programs before, although I had read his book, Unleash the Giant Within many years ago.

Some of the stuff was a little off the wall - he's a raw diet, vegan with some crazy ideas about nutrition, so I didn't find that CD to be all that interesting but I really felt that his mental stuff and general life-coaching strategies were actually quite well done and I am applying quite a bit of it to my life.

I used to see all his infomercials and I'd always been curious about his programs, so when I saw the program in a silent auction at a golf tournament last year, I bid and won - got it pretty cheap too - $75 for the whole thing.

Then again, I'll admit I like motivational and leadership stuff, so I tend to read a lot of stuff by John Maxwell, Tom Peters, Zig Ziglar and others.

I listened to a bunch of Robbins' tapes years ago, and I found he had a lot of valuable insights. But life got in the way and I didn't keep up with it, and it can be hard for those sorts of new mindsets and practices to take hold unless you put some kind of structure in place for keeping them in action for a sustained period of time. I've done a bunch of other self-improvement stuff since then, so I'm thinking about checking him out again, hoping it will resonate more deeply and permanently now that I'm a tad more self-aware.
post #19 of 25
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Originally Posted by Soph

Nothing has any meaning, other than what you give it.


This may be the single most important insight I use in life. When I manage to remember it!

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Originally Posted by johnapril
Wake up every day before dawn, make my own coffee, and write for an hour.

Are you referring to the Artists' Way 'morning pages' practice? Or is this actual results-oriented writing?
post #20 of 25
I put up posters of kittens hanging in there.
post #21 of 25
I prefer this caption:

post #22 of 25
I had around 4 days where I didn't do at least a little bit of work in the last three months or so, but I am taking an entire day off, to see this:

http://theater2.nytimes.com/2006/07/...ws/12drui.html

Yup. Sitting inside a theatre for 8.5 hours. Definitely personal development. If I'm lucky, I may develop a sore or two in the gluteus maximus.
post #23 of 25
I read Hemingway's Green Hills of Africa and feel both inspired and depressed at the same time. I try new workout regimins. Pray. Reassert personal goals and convictions.
post #24 of 25
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Originally Posted by Margaret
Are you referring to the Artists' Way 'morning pages' practice? Or is this actual results-oriented writing?

I don't have the same intent the morning pages routine provides. I am more interested in the visual work my practice bears. About that more to come this winter.
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