Spring cleaning reveals a gem

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Spring cleaning reveals a gem

Personal Development
has been a major pursuit of mine for quite a few decades. I like to think I can improve on me, make me more efficient, be a better contributor. With this in mind I usually try to keep active in as many fields as I can. I am a voracious reader - my father once commented that I read a newspaper to include tide times and shipping information; in other words, if it was printed , I read it.

In an effort to reduce my clutter, I worked today on my office. Distraction was everywhere - knives and tools, missing for ages, came to light , papers that needed filing were abundant, and among many books ready to go back onto shelves, a real treasure that can serve multiple purposes, shuffled out - a good read and a continuing personal development exercise rolled into one.

I had read Don't Sweat the Small Stuff by Dr Richard Carlson over a decade ago. My copy of that book is probably still out with a borrower and on my "round up" list. The find today is The Don't Sweat the Small Stuff Workbook by the same author. (Simple ways to keep the little things from taking over life) ~ and it is unmarked!. I can refresh my knowledge from the original book as well as complete 100 exercises to make me a better, more patient person, increase my awareness of others etc etc.

One of the techniques Dr Carlson uses is multiple choice questions. Each response is awarded points. I always feel it is my duty to add additional possible responses and award points as well.

The least pointed response to
When I lose change in a vending machine, I ...
was:  usually kick and shake the machine - I hate being ripped off.
I added:  usually co-opt someone nearby to kick and shake the machine for me - I refuse to be outdone by a stupid machine.

I have hours of interesting exercises (or sheer frustration) ahead of me. in getting through the 212 pages of the workbook.

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Rainer
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Donna Malone
Waterfront, Luxury, Family, Affordable, Cottage, Deals - Bridgewater, NS
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Sounds like a blast Larry, have fun. I'm a real  self improvement junki, too.

Jun 02, 2011 03:16 PM #1
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Larry O'Sullivan
Sandy, UT

Donna - great stuff, mate. Thanks for the revelation. Must be a developing trait of us Commonwealth people.

Jun 03, 2011 01:42 AM #2
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Joan Cox
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Larry, this IS a good book, and thanks for reminding us, I should go and read it again!

Jun 04, 2011 02:16 AM #3
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