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Thoughts on “Minimalism: Living a Meaningful Life” Chapter 3 8/25/2012

For the next 7 weeks, starting on Monday 8/6, I am going to read a book called “Minimalism: Live A Meaningful Life” by Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus. I am reading one chapter a week (as suggested) and see where I end up. I want to invite you to join me for the next 7 weeks if it sounds interesting to you. Post what jumps out at you, I would love to compare notes!

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Chapter 3 of Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life

Changing Yourself and Making Difficult Decisions:

“We all change over time. Sometimes we grow closer to certain people, sometimes we grow apart, sometimes we fall out of love, sometimes we change together. Just because someone has changed, doesn’t mean they don’t love you, it doesn’t mean they don’t care about you immensely; it just means they’ve changed.”

“The only person you can change is yourself. When you change yourself – when you lead by example – often times the people closest to you will follow suit.”

“If the best version of you shows up to the party, you’ll be able to bring the best out of other people.”

The previous quote is both exciting and incredibly exhausting for me. I want to “be the best version of me” but it gets really tiring after a while. Sometimes I want to be lazy. Some times I want to only think of myself, sometimes I want it to be “all about me”. I guess we all get that way at times, but it is the best…when we can be our best!

Changing Yourself…Making Difficult Decisions…Be Your Best!