:: Monday, September 27, 2004 ::
A tip for being happy:
Personal Dev.: Via Canadian HeadHunter some tips on leading a happy life:
2. Most people want sex and status. But most people won't get them. So pursuing them won't make most people happy. So don't make them a priority.
Not sure about that. Sometimes the pursuit is what makes you happy. The chase. The Journey. And sure, sometimes when you have achieved the objects of your pursuit, your desire, the grass is often greener. :)
Open Minded Thinking
Personal Dev.: And from earlier in the month from the same CHH something more useful and interesting: How to become a more open minded thinker.
1) Select an important topic in your business. Take the opposite side from your own. Write five reasons to support this view.
2) Remember a time when you were wronged in the past. Generate three plausible reasons why the person inadvertently or intentionally wronged you.
3) Think of a topic that you consistently argue about. Take the other side's position and think of 3 substantial reasons why that point of view is valid. (This is great with views you hear regularly and despise).
This isn't altruistic. If you know the other guy's best ammo you'll be in a better position to work with him or defeat him.
:: Mike Wood 08:12 [+] ::