I broke over 3,600 promises this year

In life, we get 2 types of lessons: lessons to learn and lessons to teach. Most people miss both. Don’t be like most people!

 

Nisandeh Neta

At the beginning of the year, when I decided that this will be my last year as a teacher, a trainer and a coach… the last year to share my knowledge and experience – I made a promise to myself, that I will write and publish a book sharing the most important lessons I learned in life – how to live life by design.
It’s 9 months into the year, and I didn’t keep my promise.

It’s not that I didn’t try.

I actually wrote 3 different books. From 3 different angles. With 3 different approaches. All about living life by design.

And I killed them all and buried them… deep in the dark mess of my hard drive…

It’s not that the content wasn’t valuable – it was just not “me” anymore… it was the “me” that I was, and that “me” is gone, and is never coming back…

So I broke a promise to the me that is no longer there… no big deal, right?
The new me could live perfectly happy with it…

 

But I made the same promise to someone else…

To 3,627 someones, to be exact…

3,627 students, blog readers and strangers who generously offered input for the book, and I promised, in return, to send them the book as my ‘thank you’.

And for months now, these 3,627 broken promises were a constant reminder: “it’s OK to start a new life, but I’ve got to complete what I started”.

But how…? Nothing from the past fits anymore…

Last week… the missing piece of the puzzle fell into place… and the book is on track again (for the fourth time). It’s going to be different than any book I’ve written before, and I believe it can transform the life of anyone who will DO the book, instead of reading it.

So, if you’re one of the 3,626 who contributed input for the book – I am deeply and sincerely sorry for the delay.

The book is progressing and – if the gods of creativity, graphic design and Eastern-European printing facilities will be with us – the book will be ready to be shipped to you at the end of December or beginning of January.

For the rest, you can still contribute to the book, as I am still missing some important input…

I want to include in the book 52 life lessons, that will empower, inspire and motivate the readers to live a happy, healthy, wealthy and wise life…

 

For example… here are 3 of the life lessons I learned in my 49 years on this planet, which I believe can support others too:

  • I worked hard all my life to achieve what I believed would make me happy. Only after I achieved them all, I realized that what made me truly happy was already in my life from the beginning…
  • I was searching for the meaning of life for more than 30 years. And when I finally found it… it contained only 2 words: LIFE IS. Everything else is just a story…
  • Every moment in life we’re facing one simple choice – happiness or suffering. There are no other options, and we must choose. When we accept life as it is in the moment – we choose for happiness, when we resist life as it is – we choose suffering.

I would love to learn from you
What are some of the lessons you’ve learned in your own life? The lessons you’d love to share with your loved ones and the rest of the world…

Please share your life lesson(s) in the comment box below (one lesson per comment)

 

‘Thank you’ gift
When I choose your life lesson to be one of the 52 lessons included in the new book, I will send you a signed copy of the hardcover book as my ‘thank you’ gift.

Can’t wait to read your life lesson(s).

And until we meet…

Live fully, be awesome,

Nisandeh Neta

PS. In last week’s blog post I promised to send one or more commentators the recording of the Neurobics session from the Be Happy & Healthy workshop…
In line with keeping my promises, here are the 3 happy ‘winners’: Heleen Janssen – van Lente, Marcella de Bruin and Herman van de Kuit.