Shopping in the motivational aisle.

My lovely two week vacation is now officially over.  I had my first class this afternoon, and I go back to work tomorrow.  I am now working on getting all of my textbooks. 

One of my teachers is requiring The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and the workbook that was made to go along with it.  For those of you who do not know this, I do not read motivational books, especially the ones geared towards being "successful."  Going to library school was partly to run as far away from everyone else's definition of success (making a lot of money and climbing the ladder in the business world).  Seeing this book on the syllabus for an education class made me cringe.

Have you ever bought something that you wanted to explain to the cashier?  I really wanted to say, "I'm really not buying this because I want to read it.  I have to read it for school."  It would have been less embarrassing to buy porn.

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4 thoughts on “Shopping in the motivational aisle.

  1. Hooray for library school! I'm sorry you had to buy that book-I do know that cringing feeling, associated in particular with buying books I would never choose for myself. Good luck with classes-I don't start my last semester until the end of the month. Phew.

  2. I hope you had a lovely, relaxing, fun vacation. It seems like we need a little vacation to recover from "the vacation" before heading back to work/school, dontchathink? Sorry about the book — both having to buy it and read it. I can kind of relate. Occasionally I get the opposite — like I have to buy/read smart philosophical stuff that I would never pick up on my own and then I think 'don't I look intellectual' standing in line. Hopefully it is not too painful for you.

  3. I would have felt the same way if I had to buy that book. I have nothing against highly effective people; I just want to figure out for myself what success is and if I want to achieve it. 😉

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