The Art of Taking Action: Lessons from Japanese Psychology
We usually associate Eastern philosophy with a contemplative approach to life. But Gregg Krech’s new book, “The Art of Taking Action”, addresses the other side of the equation – the active side of life. This powerful resource provides a wealth of inspiration and guidance for those of us who struggle to do what we need to do. Filled with pragmatic strategies for addressing our common human tendency to procrastinate, it is an invaluable guide for those who want to make the most of their “thirty thousand days.”
Drawing on Buddhism, Japanese Psychology, Zen, Yoga, and Martial Arts, this isn’t just another “how to get things done” book. It’s about how you do what you do, and the impact that your action (and inaction) has on the world. Sample themes from the book include: Overcome by Going Around, Non-attachment – Effort and Outcomes, Procrastination Disguised as Busyness, Working with the Conditions We Encounter, Impermanence and Legos, and more. If you are ready for some “movement” in your life, and want to go beyond simply checking items of your to do list, then this book is just what you need.
Gregg Krech has served as the Executive Director of the ToDo Institute since 1992. Gregg is one of the leading authorities on Japanese psychology in the United States and the author of several books including the award-winning book, Naikan: Gratitude, Grace and the Japanese Art of Self-Reflection (Stone Bridge Press).