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  Thursday, June 30, 2005

Smarter Stuff

One of the blogs I enjoy is the aptly titled Smarter Stuff, by friend and former coworker Mike Duffy. In today's post, he links to 30 Days to Success from the personal development blog, Steve Pavlina . com. I'm a big fan of incremental progress, the neverending examination of how things are and how they could be better.

I enjoyed his article on a 30 day trial period for personal growth, and after browsing other pages on the site, I found Lessons from Star Trek, in which the author describes virtues illustrated in the Star Trek universe, providing insights into both the show, and its application to our own lives. I wish I had written it.

And another blog gets aggregated.

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At 6/30/2005 3:05 PM, Anonymous Mike Duffy said...

That's "cow-orker" to you, bud! Thanks for the link.

At 6/30/2005 3:39 PM, Blogger Melissa said...

Interesting article on achieving success. His ideas aren't exactly original, but he does present them well.

Most of his suggestions for things to try for 30 days sounded hellish. Other than bathe, read and write every day, I would almost rather die than follow his suggestions. Okay, that's a little strong, but I see no good reason to give up chocolate, milk, cheese, ice cream or Craig Ferguson. In moderation they are all fine.

I guess part of the problem is that there isn't much in my life that I want to change. I'm reasonably content and happy. That doesn't mean that my life is perfect, but most of the things that bother me have to be accepted because they can't be changed. But, that's just me.

Dave, perhaps you could follow Steve's example, but instead of say, becoming a vegan for 30 days, write a personal growth program and sell it over the internet. It sounds like he has found a good way to earn a living. If it works for him, it could work for you too.

I'm a big Star Trek fan, especially of The Next Generation. Captain Picard struck me as being the ideal man. He fought battles with his intellect, unlike Kirk, who liked to take his shirt off and wrestle in the dirt. The characters did seem a little too idealized, though. I can't imagine human nature changing so much.

I was never sure, were those in Starfleet the elites in society and everyone else were essentially the same as us or did the entire human race somehow evolve? Well, it doesn't matter. I keep forgetting that Star Trek didn't really happen. At least not yet. :)

At 7/01/2005 11:57 AM, Blogger dkgoodman said...

I think that, in order to sell a personal growth program in good conscience, I'd have to be able to demonstrate some. Oh, well. ;)

I can't see human nature changing that much, but how we behave is more than human nature, it's human nurture, otherwise we'd act more like children than we already do. We've already changed greatly in the past hundred years, and I imagine human behavior will be much different a hundred years from now, let alone two hundred years from now.

Oh, and Mike... sorry to ork you. :)

At 7/02/2005 12:18 AM, Blogger Melissa said...

Regarding personal growth programs, I don't think that it is a prerequisite to have some in order to sell some. As far as I know, Dr. Phil sleeps okay at night. :)


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