Peaks and Valleys

Just finished the book Peaks and Valleys by Spencer Johnson. Excellent! I took many notes and learned a few amazing things that hopefully will stick with me. Just wanted to share a few, though, you will probably have to read the book to understand all the context. Hope you can still take away a few nuggets.

1) Whenever I get confused about how to get out of a Valley, I just need to remember that Peaks and Valleys are opposites. So, look at what I did that put me in the Valley, and then just do the opposite!

2) The most common reason you leave a peak too soon is arrogance, masquerading as confidence.
The most common reason you stay in a valley too long is fear, masquerading as comfort.

Ask yourself, “What is the truth in this situation?”
And, “How can I be of more service?”
And, ” What would be the most loving thing I could do right now?”

3) The pain in a valley can wake you up to a truth you have been ignoring.

Simple, yet profound, truths that struck me as just what I needed to hear in my life right now. I hope I can remember to ask myself the above questions in tough situations. Give them a try yourself or get the book. I highly recommend it and it is a fast read.

Peaks and Valleys: Making Good And Bad Times Work For You–At Work And In Life