Peak Experiences

“Experience is not what has happened to you, experience is what you do with what has happened to you.” - Aldous Huxley

Q. What was the highlight of your day?

Each day, I try to ask myself 5 questions. Revisiting highlights of my day opens the door to expanded gratitude and appreciation. It allows me to see what led to peak experiences so I can create more in the future.

As I go through my day, knowing I'll report these later, I'm reminded to stay alert to the peaks.

Shared events are opportunities for peak experiences and meaningful exchanges with others. The memorable moments we'll recall in the end are but tiny fragments in the day.

When don't recall any notable peak experiences, assuming I ask early enough in the day, I know there's still a chance to create one.

Asking the peak experience question allows you to store in memory the meaningful moments that make up your life.

The criteria is subjective. Mine might be as simple as a meditation. A meaningful exchange with loved ones.

We spend a great deal of time at work. It's just the life goes for most of us. So I tend to look at the artifacts I've created for the day.


Log today's Artifacts!

A feeling of the snowball effect and how it can be applied to my day.

2017 Central Coast Writers' Conference: Numerous people stopped to tell me they thought I should be part of the faculty. I was in good company including Jay Asher, Dakota Shane, Mary Weber, Brendan Kelso, and Chantelle Aimee Osman. I'll just say it was great to hear from and speak with some amazing writers.

Moments on a train ride to San Diego. While it's a long 8+ hour train ride, there are amazing views between San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara you can only see by train. There was also a spot outside of L.A. that looked more like a scene of the matterhorn in Disneyland.