New Book: How to Work on Oneself
Post from June 2, 2016 (↻ March 21, 2020), filed under Philosophy.
Doubt led me to explore ways to grow, doubt now led me to ask my editor three times whether or not to publish under a pseudonym: I sketched, in what resembles a fluffy essay, how to learn, how to grow, or—How to Work on Oneself.
|Format and Price||Kindle ebook (free app for Android and iOS), $5.99|
How can we learn more effectively, how can we best work on ourselves, how do we grow? That is the subject of this brief book, this short sketch by philosopher and world traveler Jens Oliver Meiert. A light treatise on personal growth, he goes over 20 paths to get to know ourselves, for “we are okay as we are, but we can always improve.”
- The 20 Paths
- Take Notes
- Pick Excellent Sources
- Pick Unassuming Sources
- Be Cautious Around Media
- Be Suspicious of Entertainment
- Ask Questions
- Ask Yourself Questions
- Make an Effort
- Be Diligent
- Develop Routines
- Improve Skills
- Use Tools
- Change the Point of View
- Cultivate a Reflex
- Focus on the Process
- Dial It Up
- Emergency Exit
- About the Author
❧ I’m ambivalent about this piece, yet I intend to look ahead and forward to wrapping up the next “Little Book” for O’Reilly (to come out in September), and to finishing two more manuscripts. Thanks to everyone who’s supporting my work—at the moment I write more compulsively than anything.
I’m Jens Oliver Meiert, and I’m a web developer and author. I love trying things, including in the fields of philosophy, art, and adventure. Here on meiert.com I share some of my views and experiences.
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