One of the great things about a break is the chance to read. I hope you agree with that sentiment and that some of you took some time this past weekend, or will take some time in the coming longer break, to read something that really interests and stimulates you.
The Power of Moments by Chip and Dan Heath really caught my attention this weekend. This book describes a defining moment as a “short experience that is both memorable and meaningful.” In their research, moments are particularly powerful when they contain:
- Elevation: they “rise above the every day.”
- Insight: they “rewire our understanding of ourselves or the world.”
- Pride: they “capture us at our best.”
- Connection: they “are social...These moments are strengthened because we share them with others.”