Points to Ponder

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This book is about building character, developing personal values and virtues, and exploring things sacred and spiritual. It offers suggestions about "what to", "why to" and "how to". It's also about raising one's consciousness, increasing one's understanding of the world and deciding what is really important. Included are reflections about the purpose and meaning of life, as well as practical guidelines for getting things done.

The author challenges the reader to consider:

  • Who do I choose to be?
  • How do I choose to see the world?
  • How do I choose to live my life?
  • What might I do to improve my life?
  • What’s it all about?

The text examines some of the basic questions of life, and includes practical guidelines for making better decisions, managing money, and for using time wisely. It urges readers to fully engage in living, to THINK, to DECIDE, to DO.

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Table of Contents

PREFACE - REFLECTIONS & INTENTIONS

PART I. WHO DO I CHOOSE TO BE?

Choices
Principles
Values
Self-Knowledge
Character

PART II. HOW DO I CHOOSE TO SEE THE WORLD?

Positive or Negative
Scarcity or Abundance
Who is in Control?
Change
Fairness & Justice
Work
Aging

PART III. HOW SHOULD I CHOOSE TO LIVE MY LIFE?

The Golden Rule
Service – How Will I “Give Back”?
Relationships & Friendships
Beauty
Balance & Harmony
Reverence for Nature
Experiences
Vocation

PART IV. HOW MIGHT I IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF MY LIFE?

Think Positively
Develop Willpower
Acquire Knowledge, Seek Truth & Wisdom
Be Mindful
Develop Life Goals and Objectives
Use Time Wisely
Learn to Learn
Learn to Listen
Read
Develop Competence
View the Situation from the Other’s Perspective
Control the Way You Talk to Yourself
Be Adaptive
Be Persistent
Escape Escapism

PART V. HOW MIGHT I IMPROVE THE OUTCOMES OF MY DECISIONS

Frame the Issue
Identify the Information Needed
Identify Viable Options/Alternatives
Consider the Likely Consequences/Results
Consider the Impact on Others
Test the Alternative Against Your Values
Test the Alternatives Against Your Goals & Objectives
Tune in to Your Intuition
Think It Through
Make a Decision
Implement It
Conduct Post Mortems

PART VI. HOW MIGHT I BECOME MORE PRODUCTIVE?

Money Management
Planning
Getting Things Done
Focus
Synergy & Conflict Resolution

PART VII. WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT?

Spirituality
Purpose
Meaning
Wisdom
Love

PART VIII. THINK ABOUT IT.

Choose to Think
Let Your Life Speak
Choose to Live a Meaningful Life
Choose to Live Fully