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  • mono 9:41 pm on June 7, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Recommended Reading: Selfhood and Authenticity 

    “Authenticity is a practice and habit of openness. It is the attempt to help free up others for their projects of care. It is an attempt to release beauty incorruptible.” – Corey Anton

     
  • mono 9:37 am on May 31, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Where and When are Words? – A Video Lecture by Dr. Corey Anton 

    Dr. Corey Anton
    Where and when are words?
    May 2009

     
    • WIll Geis 2:52 am on June 6, 2009 Permalink

      ‘Doctor’, words are relation, a direction of importance, a culmination. you seem like a pretentious, fool. stop speaking, please.

    • WIll Geis 2:53 am on June 6, 2009 Permalink

      Metaphysically words fail, so stop speaking like god.

    • WIll Geis 3:02 am on June 6, 2009 Permalink

      language is a self defeating property. were we to know absolute truth, than the distinct purpose of language would be revealed, that in itself depleted by the interpersonal,, and ultimate subjective take on truth. by default of life, meaning has been for provision.

    • WIll Geis 3:03 am on June 6, 2009 Permalink

      …by extent of necessity.

    • jgrefe 10:31 am on June 6, 2009 Permalink

      Could you please explain your first comment’s bold statement, “words are relation, a direction of importance, a culmination.” To make such bold statements without explaining them seems quite “pretentious.” Also, calling someone a “fool” for making a thoughtful video and then putting forth a few blurbs not fleshed-out, but with an air of superiority kind of makes you an asshole.

  • mono 9:48 am on February 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Having No Alibi 

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    “HAVING NO ALIBI: The most important words you need to hear, only you can say. Too many things are left unsaid by those who forget that they themselves need to say them.” – Dr. Corey Anton

     
  • mono 10:58 am on October 11, 2008 Permalink | Reply
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    Effortful Living: Seth Godin on Effort and Luck 

    Seth Godin has written a nice piece on “effort” and “luck” entitled, “Is Effort a Myth?”. In this article he opens up the popular misperception that a great life comes through luck and not effort. I think (and perhaps Godin would agree with me), that a great life can be built through an awareness of the “lucky” moments that support us coupled with mindful disciplined doses of effort. For Godin, the popular perception of success through luck is misleading us.

    Godin writes, “And that’s the key to the paradox of effort: While luck may be more appealing than effort, you don’t get to choose luck. Effort, on the other hand, is totally available, all the time.” In our daily lives we are perpetually lucky. You are here now reading this and lucky to be alive to be able to do so. You are being supported in countless ways throughout the day. Perhaps you are already aware of this or maybe you have forgotten it. Either way, luck abounds in our life, as we maneuver our way to work, back home, to the store and so on. Meanwhile, effort and effortful living, demand action and is not as easy as a reliance on “being lucky.”

    Effortful living is a choice and, as Godin says, “is totally available, all the time.” There is a great difference between floating through your work day as a mere cog in the system, and owning up to doing what you need to do or doing what you would do through effort. Sometimes, “the path of most resistance,” although the only path that will get us where we need to go, is pushed aside in favor of “taking it easy” or simply dooming our potential by “not caring.”

    Godin, in his article, has written a four point “Effort Diet”, which I recommend you pay attention to and enact. He also encourages readers to make their own “diet.” Transformation in one’s life is possible through changing what one does, by developing new habits. Nonetheless, making the plan is one thing, but effortfully enacting it and living through it is immensely difficult. It is the “difficulty” of this purposeful and effortful way of living that make it worth so much more than aimlessly drifting through your day. However, as Godin writes, “This is a hard sell. Diet books that say, “eat less, exercise more,” may work, but they don’t sell many copies.”

    Here, are my four additions to Godin’s “effort diet.”

    1. Learn a new word everyday for one month and use it in conversations or in your writings. See how the words that you use influence the way that you think about and experience the world.
    2. Control your speech and your self-talk. Observe how caught up you are in how you imagine yourself to be.
    3. Thank all of the objects and people that are in your life. Treat these objects and people with the utmost respect. If it wasn’t for them, you wouldn’t be who you are.
    4. For one week, go to work in the frame of mind that what you do greatly impacts not only the organization, but your own ways of being in that organization. This may include working in a way that you haven’t worked before.

    On that note, I would like to share with you an aphorism by my friend and mentor, Dr. Corey Anton author of Selfhood and Authenticity:

    “Worry About it After You’ve Started: So many people want to fix their lives but don’t know where to start, so they don’t.”

    Thank you for your attention.

    Please feel free to add to this list or, as Godin suggests, make your own list and, more importantly, enact it, live it, be it.

    If you liked this article, you may also be interested in:

    Actualizing: A Constructive Living Approach
    Constructive Living: Unpublished Texts Series #1
    Constructive Living: Unpublished Texts Series #2
    While the Coffee Brews: Five Morning Fragments
    Living Constructively: Effort
    Constructive Living as Lifehack Strategy
    To Be That Self Which One Truly Is: Carl Rogers

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    • E.R. Gibson 3:19 am on June 7, 2009 Permalink

      Thanks for pointing out this work by Seth Godin. I was familiar with some of his books (such as “Tribes” and another called “the Dip”). Thanks for the thought that intention effort is something we have control over – whereas, luck is not!

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