My son sent me a link today to a Chicago Tribune’s columnist Eric Zorn’s 50 things he learned in 50 years. Since I just turned 50 myself this past year I thought it was an interesting exercise, though I wouldn’t agree with his perspective on every point.
I especially liked
4. The first person to use the expression “Get a life!” in any dispute is the loser.
33. The 10-minute jump start is the best way to get going on a big task you’ve been avoiding. Set a timer and begin, promising yourself that you’ll quit after 10 minutes and do something else. The momentum will carry you forward.
I might do this when my next birthday comes around in August. I’ll have to set aside a file and jot things down as I think of them between now and then — if I try to do it then I know I’ll go blank.