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Friday, October 5, 2007

An Action Challenge

My friend, Cheryl Richardson, head of Oprah's coaching team, has helped
me take a very practical approach to life. Good ideas stay in the realm of
knowledge until they birth actions that affect our lives. When we act on
them, they become wisdom. This month, reflect on the Dalai Lama's three
points and then take action on at least one of them.
1. What one thing can you do that will make you a more peaceful person?
2. The average person needs 8 hours and 15 minutes sleep every night. If you
are getting less, try sleeping more. This is wisdom, not sloth. If you have
trouble sleeping, and one-third of all adult Americans do, try Harvard
researcher Gregg D. Jacobs' excellent book, Say Good Night to Insomnia.
3. Identify one area in your life that is a persistent problem, and that you
would like to solve but have given up on. It may concern a relationship, a
work issue, or even something simple like wanting to exercise but not
following through. What important vision would solving the problem fill? Give
it another try from that perspective. You have inner resources that have yet
to be tapped. Overcoming obstacles makes you stronger, and previous thwarted
attempts to solve a problem can provide insight about what may be more likely
to work.
Moral stories can improve your moral values.

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