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.
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7 thoughts on “Tools and Topics Tuesday: Four Word Self Help + a GIVEAWAY”
*smile with your heart*
*be here right now*
*love love love love*
*stop thinking start doing*
I can't wait to read Patti's new book! (ps. love the new format!)
surrender to what life holds
Stop the insanity
Stop talking, start listening
How about these?!
*smile because it happened
*jealousy is a waste
*hug your best friends
*turn the music up!
*embrace all the change
*life doesn't slow down
Live with no regrets
Love with open hearts
Act with good intention
If I was to use four words alone –
I would use Joy, Love, Hope, Pray
A reminder each day that I have a choice –
Be well thanks so much for sharing.
be happy and love. kiss