Monday, February 7, 2011

THE POWER OF STORY, by Jim Loehr, reading notes

THE POWER OF STORY, Rewrite your destiny in business and in life, Jim Loehr

A rather remarkable book we stumbled across not long ago. Here are some salient quotes for your consideration.

Story is everywhere. Your body tells a story. The smile or frown on your face, your shoulders thrust back in confidence or slumped roundly in despair, the liveliness or fatigue in your gait, the sparkle of hope and joy in your eyes or the blank stare, your fitness, the size of your gut, the tone and strength of your physical being, your overall presentation – those are all part of your story. P 7

The most important story you will ever tell about yourself is the story you tell to yourself. P 14

If an idiot were to tell you the same story every day for a year, you would end by believing it. p 15

Jot down 10 moments of joy you had in the last 30 days. P 32

I want to be sunshine. (vis-à-vis no. 1 tennis player in the world) -- importance of choosing the right goal. p 50

When Steve B., the man at the start of this chapter who seemed to have it all, recognized, at age fifty-three, the fundamental flaw in his story – that his private voice was not his own but his father’s, that for decades he hadn’t really lived his own life, that he had experienced so little joy in a life that should have been overflowing with it – he broke down. P 106

Monday, February 07, 2011.

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