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Thoughts on “Minimalism: Living a Meaningful Life” Chapter 5 9/9/2012

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!

raise the bar

Chapter 5 of Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life: Growth

This was a great reminder for me. I am at a place that I am taking small steps and it is time for me to raise my standards and bring my growth to another level. Like all aspects of this process it is exciting and challenging. But I need to sit down and add to the picture of my future to give me the strength and excitement to move forward.

Constant Improvement: Raise Your Standards

“so if you want to continue to grow, you must continue to raise your standards.”

“Getting outside your comfort zone is an important part of growth.”

“Over time, your gradually raised standards will add up to changes larger than you could have imagined.”

Consistent Action

“The key to real growth is consistency. Consistent gradual action taken every day is the way we changed our lives. It feels like a slow climb at first, but once you build enough momentum you won’t want to stop growing. It’s the growth that makes you feel alive.”