|06-12-2010, 06:38 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2010
How big is the impact of the PDSP book after x time?
A quick overview and then the question
- First heard about Steve Pavlina on the four hour work week forum by Tim Ferriss (+- 6 months ago). Searching inf. for students, directed to 10 tips for college students . Astonished and surprised by the rich and helpful archives!
- Read a lot on the website and also recommended some articles to others, specified on their issues
- Read the PDSP book ones = overall view. During and after, made my environment nuts about this genius discovery . Motivating everybody to read it
- Made a little card (size of a credit card) so I can always carry the seven principles with me. At the moment e.g. it lies on my desk. This way I can see it all the time and get reminded to act consciously in what I am doing.
- Summarizing the book on one page during a second quick read. Want to understand/accept every principle as much as possible, before implementing them in my life. Will use it to have a quick look if I ‘forget’ something. If things get vague -> re-read those parts. Goal: become one with the principles.
- Just posted my first thread on to the PDSP forum
- I definitely see Steve Pavlina as one of my ‘mentors-at-distance’. I’m really grateful for his work and him being a life and kicking
- Reset some goals with the help of the principles. Still a lot to rethink
- Simplifying life: removing ALL the unnecessary objects, (especially material, now and then human and emotional ) Try not to add anything. Deadline: September + has to become a habit
- Conscious Growth Workshop in October. (Saw the add yesterday and immediately decided I want to go first figure out some practical issues
This year I had to break up with some nasty habits and change course in my life. The discovery of the PDSP book came right in time. I had some big questions in life and for now it could give me answers, so I can continue my route. I don’t take everything in it for granted, but instinctively it feels right.
I’m curious how I will think about the principles in the future. I could make some accurate predictions but I prefer asking the question to you (Especially to those who read the book closely after release, and maybe even the writer ) I’m almost sure you all had your ‘aha-moments’ when you read it. You wanted to implement everything/some things in your life. But after those 2 (or less) years: you still feel connected to the principles and implement them daily? Has your view about the principles changed? You added/deleted things? Did it change your life for good (I know statistically seen 2 years is nothing, but I want to know ) Or you feel like driven away? What made that happen?
Summarized; the impact from the PDSP book on your life after x time!?
Last edited by Dautsen; 06-13-2010 at 06:51 AM.
|06-13-2010, 02:13 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2010
I first read the book more than a year ago. I've re-read it four times.
I find the principles easy to remember and sufficiently universal to help me to develop my life in the way I want to. To me, that is the best part about it - something that bowled me over the first time I read the book and delights me to this day.) Thus, I continue to use the principles regularly, at least on a weekly basis. I personally concentrate more on Truth, Love, Authority and Courage.
Because of their universality, you probably will take a long time to outgrow the principles (if ever). I started by applying them to life, then progressed to money, to career, and then to diving. In fact, as I applied the principles, my knowledge grew from head knowledge to include heart knowledge and then experential knowledge. Knowing the principles also simplifies the process of helping others - because you can relate to other people's problems without needing to have such a similar experience.
One question I have mulled about the principles are - are they complete? Do all of them sufficiently encompass the whole realm of self-development? That proof is not clear to me still. But at this point, it is an academic point. If I have an experience that shows incompleteness, I will spend more time thinking about this. Until then, I will continue to reap the fruit from the Pavlina Principles.
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