manifesto, part 2
Well, I just 'finished'. It was an interesting exercise which isn't over yet.
For the first five minutes, the ideas were pouring out at a rythm that I thought I would be done (I thought it should fit on one page) within the hour. Then I started having too many ideas. I won't share them all here yet, but I can give a few examples. (I'll be posting the manifesto here later)
- Think before you act.
- Listen twice as much as you speak. Be succinct and clear. (Remember that 10% of a message is contained in the words. The other 90% are other things, like your eyes facial expression and tone. Remember this when you speak. Remember this even more when you listen.)
- Use your right brain as much as possible.
- Help others. Remember that it's more important to help people in the long-term than in the short-term.
- See things from the other person's point of view. (I have an example regarding an apple that I quite like, but I can't find a link right now.)
- Look at this list every day for 15 minutes to see if you're following it.
After all, it was a good idea to consecrate one hour. I'll put another hour aside soon to keep working on it.
The next step would be to categorise the list (using a mind-map) and see what I can do to make it clearer/easier/shorter. I have a feeling it's going to get longer before it gets shorter though.