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Back Page Note – Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff by Richard Carlson

Every month I try and read 2-3 books with a focus on reading books that are on the current or former military reading lists and are focused in on leadership, professional development, and philosophy. The problem is five or six months down the line I’d often forget what book I read and also forget the main points from the book. Writing notes in the margin worked for a while but it was quite a pain to go through all my books and look for notes. Writing notes on the back page worked great but if I gave the book away I lost the notes. I finally started writing all my notes in a mole skin journal, snapping a picture and sharing on DOD Reads. If you would like to share your own notes let me know below.


Common Conflicts

  • To be right VS To be Happy
  • To be perfect VS to have inner tranquility
  • “Teach” others the “right” way VS Learn from others
  • External behavior VS Internal Self

Anthropology: Being interested in the way people live and behave with out judgement. Asking what are others trying to teach me?

You become what you most practice

Love is its own reward


If you are a reader or author and have high quality “back page notes” from your personal reading list or military reading list that you would like published on DODReads.com please contact me below. I will be happy to include your notes, a short bio and picture and links to your website or socials. Feel free to share the picture or writeup; if you do share please provide links back to DODReads.com.

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