Just Make an Effort!
it has stayed with me as a guiding force of inspiration.
Here's the first thing I tagged with a post-it note: "Any dispute is an opportunity to solve the underlying problem, not inflict wounds on each other." Everyone should read this book because it is so hard not to wound another with jabs and elbows of truth, which usually turns out to be opinions.
Coach Riley writes about "effort points," which is my favorite part of the book. Effort makes up for a lot of deficiencies. This idea hit me hard, and it made me think about where I was coasting even when I was winning. The coach points out that coasting would eventually lose games.
I also learned that I was always ready, but that's not the same as preparation. Preparation requires effort! This book contains so many gems.
Read it for fun and life-changing practices still relevant today.
Let me know what you learn!
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PAULETTE LOVES BOOKS!
She is an avid reader on many subjects and shares inspirations for mindful practices based on the stories, philosophies, and teachings shared by authors worldwide.
She believes you can find the secrets to living a profoundly happy and healthy life in the pages of many a manuscript authored by masters and novices alike.
Paulette shares what she's learned in easy-to-apply morsels as she practices the insights in her approach to mindfulness, communication, conflict, and just being yourself.
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