One of the most famous manifestos is the Holstee Manifesto which is shown below. You can visit their site to order the poster or greeting cards and I've linked to a video they've posted about the manifesto.
There is another manifesto at the expertenough.com web site which I've linked to below too:
http://strikingtruths.com. There a lot of these on Pinterest (which I'm sad to say that I know this).
You can also find countless lists that tell you:
- Five Items that Should be on Every Bucket List
- The Most Important Skill to Master
- Are You Ready to be Lucky?
There are lots of these around. I have probably 100 or 150 saved on Evernote.
There is a wonderful little quote on the Married With Luggage blog that says:
We believe life is a constant series of small decisions that most of us leave up to someone else to decide. By taking charge of those decisions yourself – even the smallest ones – you can change your life from mundane to magnificent.
A couple of weeks ago I spoke at an Honors Symposium at Oklahoma Christian University to a group of high school students and I used these posters and ideas as a starting point. I suggested to the kids that they should consider three points to add to their own manifesto and I challenged them to make one for themselves.
I'll post on those ideas next.
Life is Short.