Tools and Topics Tuesday: Four Word Self Help + a GIVEAWAY 7


Patti Digh, author of one of my favorite books, Life is a Verb, says Life is complex, not complicated.
So why is it we insist on complicating things?

In her book, Four Word Self Help: Simple Wisdom for Complex Lives Digh says, “There are three kinds of problems: simple (baking a cake), complicated (a moon launch), and complex (raising a child or finding meaning in your life). Most of us mistake what is complex with what is merely complicated. We create more strategic plans and worksheets and believe we must invest in expensive solutions to the complicated issues of our day. What if life is complex, not complicated? What if the counterintuitive response of simplifying is exactly the right one?”

Is life really all that complicated?

What if we could solve all our problems with just four simple words?

Try writing your own four word mantras for the areas you need help with in your life. Here are some examples:

be a surge protector

eat less, move more
use your own voice
give up toxic people

Share more examples with me in a comment below!

A random commenter will win a signed copy of the book  Four Word Self Help: Simple Wisdom for Complex Lives by Patti Digh.

The winner will be chosen on Friday, December 3rd, 2010.

Have fun!

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