By Brian Johnson

ISBN-10: 0983059101

ISBN-13: 9780983059103

The category We by no means Had is not it a piece atypical that we went from technological know-how to Math to historical past yet by some means ignored the category on the way to stay? For a few wacky cause "Optimal dwelling a hundred and one" did not make the schedule... yet think if that category did exist and the academics incorporated all people from the old-fashioned philosophers like Socrates, Marcus Aurelius, Emerson, Nietzsche and Buddha to fashionable sages like Joseph Campbell, Paulo Coelho, Dan Millman, Deepak Chopra, Byron Katie, Eckhart Tolle and Wayne Dyer plus the world's major confident psychologists like Sonja Lyubomirsky, Tal Ben-Shahar and Martin Seligman who're *scientifically* setting up how we will be able to stay with extra happiness, which means and mojo.Think of this ebook as a Philosopher's notes on that remarkable category. From "Spiritual Farts" and "110-Year previous You"s to "The Tolle seize" and "Blissipline," you should have enjoyable getting your knowledge on during this inspiring, playful, clever and sensible little ebook as Brian Johnson stocks 100 of his favourite significant rules on tips on how to create a existence brimming with a radiant enthusiasm purely stumbled on once we align with the basics of optimum dwelling.

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BRIAN JOHNSON | 25 VICTIM VS. CREATOR T he difference between Optimism and Pessimism is really quite simple. It’s all about our orientation to the world. In any given moment we either choose (yes, it’s a CHOICE) an empowering perspective or a disempowering one. We choose to be Victims or we choose to be Creators. The trick is to practice noticing when we’re slipping into the Victim perspective. So how do we catch ourselves? If you’re complaining, criticizing, blaming, gossiping and comparing, you can be pretty sure you’re hanging out in Victimland—the unhappiest place on Earth.

If you’re an optimist, you’ll tend to see it the other way around: the good fortune will probably last, it’s just another example of how everything’s awesome in your life and it’s probBRIAN JOHNSON | 23 ably the result of all the diligent, patient, persistent and playful hard work you’ve put in for quite a while. Interesting, eh? Now, let’s look at a negative event— let’s say you are laid off or lose a big client or whatever. How do you explain it to yourself ? The pessimist, although convinced the positive stuff won’t last, thinks the negative will last forever.

Apparently somebody figured out how to count all those monkey-swings and came up with the stat that we have, on average, about 60,000 thoughts per day. ) Get this: 95% of those are *the same* thoughts from day to day to day. ) AND, 80% of those thoughts are *negative*! ” ANTs for short. Whether we see our minds as filled with crazy little drunk monkeys or equally crazy little drunk ANTs, let’s tame and sober ’em up! BRIAN JOHNSON | 21 OPTIMISM GYM L et’s say we’re currently pretty pissy and pessimistic.

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