I just realised I’d said to leave your comments below the link to the Happiness Report, but there wasn’t a place to leave them. So I’m setting this up for any questions or comments.
In case you haven’t yet read it, here’s the Happiness Report.
While I was doing this, I thought of another idea that I think could help you. Let me put it into context first.
I’ve always read a lot. When I was a kid I used to read a book a night. I started with Bobby Brewster (a kids story), then the Famous Five, then the Secret Seven. When I’d read all the children’s section, I started reading Footballer’s biographies. By the time I was 11 I’d burned through them and I started reading Peter Drucker and other Business books. Up until about 4 or 5 years ago I’d always read a lot.
Now though, I don’t actually read that much. But whenever I do read, I always have a pen and paper by me. Because after a couple of pages, I’ll start getting ideas of new concept and ideas. Just a little stimulation will spark off my own thoughts.
So I thought we could collect the insights you and everyone else got while reading the report. Then if there are enough, I’ll publish the responses. It could be very interesting.
Reading can be a passive activity and bring you little reward. Or it can be active and with a little more effort bring you a much greater return. Reading is just entertainment. But when you get involved, it then has the power to change your life.
You might think the report sucked. You might think I got everything wrong. It doesn’t matter whether you liked it or agreed with it. What matters is what insights it triggered in you. In the right frame of mind anything can trigger insights.
To get in that frame of mind then, write down your biggest insights, realizations and new perspectives you got while reading the report. Here’s a form I made to capture your thoughts;
Do it now while it’s fresh in your mind and it will be like sowing seeds for your future happiness.
Just so we’re clear. Questions or comments go below. Insights go in the form at;