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January 17, 2006

News & Opinion: Change the Way You See Everything Through Asset-Based Thinking

By: Jack @ 3:15 PM – Filed under: Personal Development & Human Behavior

Coming in March '06 Running Press has a book coming called Change the Way You See Everything. I have just started it but want to share with you a great page from the book:

Forget Perfection

Asset-Based Thinking liberates you from the pointless need to strive for "perfection." You realize that pursuit of perfection is not an asset, it's a liability. For a change in the way you feel about yourself, see yourself as a work in progress...just like everybody else. Each day, say to yourself that for today you are perfect the way you are. Always competent, yet always learning, always growing. Commit to making the lost of yourself and you will find that flaws will fade away.
WARNING: A preoccupation with eliminating flaws invites self-absorption, whereas recognition and reconciliation with shortcoming promotes a healthy and powerful humility that liberates you to move forward.
TRY THIS: Make a mistake on purpose. Commit an error that detracts from your effectiveness. Investigate where that leads you.
  • Drive the wrong way to work so that it takes twice as long. Find out what you appreciate about the new route and extended travel time.

  • Turn to the "wrong" section of the newspaper, something you normally wouldn't read. Scan the headlines and discover something cool you never would have found before.