I signed up for The List Serve, because I am fascinated by people. Not like a creepy stalker, simply because I find human nature interesting. I enjoy learning about other peoples perspectives and what motivates them in life. What is The List Serve you ask? It is an experimental site set up by a team of grad students from New York University ITP. They are compiling an email list, in which one subscriber is randomly selected each day to send an email to the entire list. They promise not to use your email for anything other than selecting the one email lottery winner. If your name is selected, you have three days to respond with your submission. (The email you send out does not disclose your email address… unless you want to disclose it.) Also, you have the option to take yourself off the list, at a later time. Currently, there are roughly 81 different countries being represented by someone on The List.
I just got my first email two days ago. It was from a person living in Sweden, named Emil. He shared an interesting idea that I thought was worth sharing with you.
First, he broke the news that for most of us, life won’t be that fantastic. I don’t agree with that exactly. I would agree, for most of us life will be, and is, pretty ordinary. The ordinary can be fantastic, in my opinion, and apparently so does he. He suggests taking those not so fantastic moments in your life, and make them fantastic. Don’t allow them be wasted opportunities, take Everyday Actions.
This is his Everyday Action List:
Challenges: Brush your teeth with the opposite hand you usually do.
Mind Games: When you enter a room, imagine the sound “KAABAAAM!” As if your presence changed the whole room. (I could do that!)
Action: Jump down from the sidewalk instead of just stepping down.
Changes: Buy some fancy tomato sauce tonight, instead of the usual brand.
More Action: Count the number of pink things on your way to work, as if your life depended on it.
Having an Everyday Action Plan can be fun, and the beauty of it, you can change it from day to day or week to week.
What will your Everyday Action Plan “BE”?
For starters, I’m going to imagine the sound of the sherwood forest trumpets when I enter a room...
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