The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Dickens Edition

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After my article last week on free online books, I wound up downloading all of the novels by Charles Dickens to my Kindle with the intent of re-reading all of them in the near future. I read them all so long ago that I only remember bits and pieces of the plots and some of the most memorable characters.

What I do remember is just loving the books. I remember staying up very late one night during my final year in college to finish Nicholas Nickleby. I remember tearing through The Pickwick Papers in about two days.

I’m going to start off with Great Expectations. Wish me luck!

Being Thankful for What We Have It’s easy to get caught up in what we don’t have. Sometimes, it’s a good idea to step back and appreciate what we do have. (@ squirrelers)

The Power of Personal Responsibility It can be tough to step up to the plate and take responsibility for all of the things in our life. Doing so makes life grander. (@ get rich slowly)

When It Comes to College, Begin with the End in Mind What do you want to get out of college? That piece of paper won’t be enough to build the career that you want. (@ free money finance)

Conservation of anxiety If you’re nervous about speaking to a room full of fifth graders, you’re going to be more or less just as nervous speaking to 10,000 people at a convention. Harness that fact to your advantage. (@ seth godin)

An Intentional Life Take some time to think about the intentions behind each action you take in a day. You might find that much of what you do is routine and you’re not actually sure why you’re doing it. That can lead to some real change in your life. (@ zen habits)

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