Wednesday, March 7, 2012

the 7 habits of highly effective people...

A friend told me to read this book. He said it was life changing for him, and that he thoroughly enjoyed it.

Want to hear a secret?
I hate it a little bit.

Okay, so maybe hate is a strong word, but I don't like it very much. And the fact that I don't like it points to the problems that I have. So it's this circle dealio that goes from me reading a section ----> seeing myself in a section ----> I don't like what the section says about people like me ----> trying to change is really difficult ----> I feel like a total failure ----> those feelings are further evidence that I am "reactive, dependent, and immature" ----> I feel like a terrible person ----> stupid book ----> REACTIVE, DEPENDENT, IMMATURE ----> tears. For hours. Like, really.

I don't think I'm supposed to take this book's kind of a bad thing. But it's more like I'm seeing so many things that I do and already knew I needed to fix about myself, so the book reinforces how awful I felt about my "progress" in the first place.

Meh. This post doesn't make any sense. I'm just spewing.

Hm. That word always makes me think of house elves.


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