I read this book as I was moving up in Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. I was looking for next steps in my life, how to make myself a better person. A good friend recommended this book and I started my journey for self-improvement. How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big Kind of the Story of My Life by Scott Adams
I ask others really nicely to get things done. Perhaps like an orchestra conductor, signaling the instruments and keeping everyone on time. Maybe like a movie director, guiding the actors along the established script. No, I am a mother. I make sure the children are on time, have all their materials before they play, remind them to play nice and nag them to be safe. I am a project manager. Quora: What-metaphor-describes-your-job?
Nothing REALLY matters. If you really want to watch tv and talk to other people who watch tv and that makes you happier than you can imagine. Keep doing what makes you long-term happy. That should be the thing that matters in a healthy life. https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-things-that-do-not-matter-in-life
Linguistically - Start listening and practice pronouncing and conversing in a new language (Mandarin Chinese) Career path - Continue studying for my Project Management designation Reading and Writing - Complete at least 20 book reports. https://www.quora.com/How-will-you-improve-your-life-in-2017
Create and follow a sleep schedule so you get as much sleep as you need. Keeps your mental and physical body young. Eat well. Don't worry too much about what you're eating. Just put down the extra serving of pizza. Play. Dream about playing. Treat life like a jungle gym. https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-three-daily-practices-to-stay-young/
I read mostly self improvement, business and psychology books. I also struggled with forgetting soon after finishing a book. It seems some people only remember 2% of each book read. Some people don't mind, but it really bothered me. I figured the best way to learn was to teach what I was reading immediately. I started writing notes and then writing book reports and publishing them on a blog. I take all my notes in Google Keep so it's synced across all my devices and easier to edit into book reports. It decreases the rate I finish books, but I’m synthesizing my thoughts and solidifying the contents in my long term memory. https://www.quora.com/I-read-lots-of-books-and-articles-but-I-seem-to-forget-most-of-what-I-have-learned-in-them-How-can-I-remember-what-I-learned/
I’m not sure if they are the best but I currently follow: Derek Sivers (great book summaries too) Scott Adams' Blog (lots of recent posts about Donald Trump) Brain Pickings (long form exploration and discovery) The 4-Hour Workweek (entertaining podcast) Sam Harris (deeper topics podcast) https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-best-blogs-for-improving-ones-thinking