1. The next time you look in the mirror say something nice about yourself.
2. Show appreciation for someone’s point of view today. Say something like “hey, that’s a good idea.”
3. Think of a loved one or a close friend who has been acting weird lately. Consider what might be causing them to act that way.
4. When you have nothing to do, what is it that occupies your thoughts? What ever is your most important to you will become your paradigm or life-center. (the most emportant thing to you)
5. Begin today treating others, as you would like to be treated yourself. Don’t be impatient, complain, or bad-mouth someone, unless you want the same treatment.
6. Sometime soon, find a quiet place where you can be alone. Think about what matters most to you.
7. Listen carefully to the lyrics of the music you listen to most frequently. Evaluate if they are in harmony with the principles you believe in.
8. When you do your chores at home or work tonight, try out the principles of hard work. Go the extra mile and do more than is expected.
9. The next time your in a tough situation and don’t know what to do, ask yourself, “What principle should I apply?” Now, follow the principle and don’t look back.
This chapter is about what your life is centered on right now. It also teaches you what should be important to you right now in your life. School, family and friends. It also teaches you what a paradigm is: the way you see something, your point of view, frame or reference, or belief.
1. Get up when you planned to for 3 days in a row.
2. Identify one easy task that needs to be done today, like putting in a batch of laundry, or ready a book for an English assignment. Decide when you will do it. Now, keep your word and get it done.
3. Sometime today, do a kind anonymous deed, like writing a thank-you note, taking out the trash or making someone’s bed.
4. Look around and fund something you can do to make a...