I am loving my 52 Book Challenge! I love the variety of books I’m reading, even though they are all non-fiction. I love the way my brain is thinking, and learning and just, growing. And I love being able to share the books with you!
But, maybe I’m feeling a little lazy. Thus, I’m going to do one blog post for my latest 2 books.
Book #6: Food: A Love Affair, by Jim Gaffigan
Book #7: Peaks and Valleys: Making Good And Bad Times Work For You–At Work And In Life – by Spencer Johnson
Spencer Johnson is author of the classic Who Moved My Cheese. Like Cheese, this book is told in a story format. It’s the tale of a young man who lived unhappily in a valley. He could see the peak from his valley, and was very dissatisfied with his valley. He decided to go to the peak, where he met an old man. The lessons he learned from the old man changed his life. What I got out of the story is that you can be in a valley or on a peak, at any time. It’s how you choose to look at it How do you make a valley into a peak? By looking for the opportunity in the valley. Furthermore, you cannot live forever on a peak. Some days your peak will turn into a valley. And other times, your valley will turn into a peak. The final lesson I learned was that you must keep your vision in site at all times. If you are afraid, just picture (visualize) where you are going – you picture that peak – and let that be the force to power you thru.
I listened to this on audio as well so I didn’t take notes. It reminded me a bit of the Entrepreneur Rollercoaster, which also teaches that life is all about the ups and downs, and one you expect that and learn how to stay the course, that is where you find your happiness and your success.