October 6, 2019 –

When I decided to spend time writing my Life Handbook, I never expected the profound effects my research and writing would have on all the aspects of my life.

Over the last year, I’ve begun to write my life handbook, a diary or manual of my life that contains the essentials on how I lived, my goals, purposes, values, and my quest to make myself better in any and every facet of my life.

Because I didn’t start this life handbook earlier in my life, there are some things I know now that would have to help me make better decisions and live a more productive life.

Perhaps I will start with some essential ideas I wish I knew sixty years ago. I think of several ideas and quotes that fit this category. The starting points begin with self-improvement. Self-improvement is the improvement of one’s knowledge, status, or character by one’s efforts. it’s the quest to make ourselves better in any and every facet of life

Know you are solely responsible for where you are. When you take responsibility for your situation, you have a chance also to take responsibility for removing it or learning from it. The Bible tells us, “Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.” (Romans 12:2, HCSB)

Start now to live your life to the fullest.

Be in the moment. If you are not in the now, you are not in control of yourself. 

  • “If you aren’t in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty, or back to pain and regret.” Jim Carrey
  • “Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the moment over which you have any control: now. Denis Waitley
  • “Do not dwell in the past; do not dream of the future; otherwise, you will miss your life.” — Buddha