Do You Reread?

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There are few books I reread. The book Essentialism by Greg McKeown comes back onto my radar usually after I have listened to Tsh Oxenreider from THE ART OF SIMPLE talk about it.

This book requires me to think about my actions and why I make the decisions I do especially when it comes to how I spend my time. There is often a gap between what my responsibilities are and what I want to do. There is also a category of the things I should do because someone expects me to. This is the area I am really looking at for the upcoming school year. I have made a big decision about doing what I deem essential and also managing my schedule and time differently.

I have a choice about how I spend my time. At school, I want to spend my time on the actions that I can get the most bang for my buck and make the most impact with my teachers. I cannot do everything even though my TYPE A personality whispers to me in quiet moments that I can.

I stopped celebrating just being busy for busy sake and my stress levels went down.

Over the next couple of days these questions from the book will be on my mind:

  1. What do I feel deeply inspired by?
  2. What am I particularly talented at?
  3. What meets a significant need in the world?

The next right thing for me and my time is on my mind. What are you thinking about for the fall?

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11 thoughts on “Do You Reread?

  1. I love that book! And I love thinking about how it connects to teaching. I often feel overwhelmed by the number of things that I could be doing better, but I know it’s in my best interest to focus on a few things and spend a year targeting those.

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  2. That sounds like a good book.
    I reread a lot of books, in fact I don’t just read books, I study the content, messages and lessons taught in books.
    I see a lot of problems in the world that I believe could be solved have the right knowledge applied in the right way.
    I read books that I believe can help me see the solution to the problems I see in the world around me.
    Of course I am also looking for the solutions to solve the problems I have in my own life and I believe other people are also struggling with the same problems.
    So rereading books is normal for me, I now get most books on audio so I can also listen to the books over and over again to try and make the knowledge in the books a permanent part of my creative thinking.

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  3. You mentioned fall, it’s my birthday (in September) and it’s my favorite season. The season that shows us just how beautiful change can really be.

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