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How Would You Title a Book about My Ideas on Passion?

February 22nd, 2011 · 124 comments

Excuse the brief administrative post, but I wanted to take a moment to tap the voluminous collective intelligence of my readers…

Here’s my question:

  • Let’s say I wanted to write a book about my unconventional ideas on passion, including, for example, why “follow your passion” is bad advice, and the type of strategies that actually work. What would you title this book?

Here are the constraints for the title:

  • It needs to be positive: i.e., give the reader a sense of how his or her life would be improved. (In other words, you couldn’t call it “Don’t Follow Your Passion,” as that’s only negative.)
  • It would need to be compelling and make it clear my thoughts are different.

Please share any ideas you have in the comments of this post. I look forward to your thoughts.

  • All Tuckered Out

  • Any dream will do! - Andrew Lloyd Webber, Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat

  • As a matter of fact I did sleep in these clothes.

  • Bed and Breakfast

  • Bath Bed and Beyond

  • Beautiful Dreamer

  • Blanket Camping / Safari (Making a tent out of blankets)

  • California Dreamin' - Mamas and the Papas

  • Catching a few winks

  • Catching some ZZZZZ's

  • Counting Sheep

  • Count your blessings instead of sheep - Bing Crosby & Rosemary Cloonie in White Christmas

  • Dare to dream

  • Day dream believer - The Monkees

  • Dead to the world. [and 3 feet down]

  • Dozin' Daddy (bull dozer)

  • Dozin' on the Couch

  • Dream a little dream of me - The Mamas and the Papas lyrics

  • Dream Team

  • Dream Weaver

  • Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. - Benjamin Franklin

  • Eyes wide SHUT - stanley kubrick

  • Get that beauty sleep

  • Getting Horizontal

  • Good Night Moon, Good Night Air, Good Night Noises Everywhere. - Margaret Wise Brown

  • He's/She's Way Out There in snooze land!

  • Hit the ground running.

  • Hush-a-Bye [Baby]

  • I have no idea what I am doing out of bed.

  • I haven't been quite right since they took my blankie away.

  • I'd be nutt'n without my nap!

  • I'd rather be in my pajamas!

  • I'll rise, but I refuse to shine! (kids sleep)

  • I'm just resting my eyelids!

  • I'm losing sleep over you!

  • I'm not sleeping I was just looking for light leaks.

  • I've/You've got a bad case of BED HEAD (colicky hair after sleeping)

  • If I want my dreams to come true I mustn't oversleep.

  • Is it time for my nap yet?? (adults tired /kids awake)

  • The Land of Nod

  • Mr. Sandman bring me a dream. - Chordettes

  • My doctor says I'm at the early stages of fossilization!

  • Naaaaapppp Tiiiiiimmme!!!!

  • Nappin' is my thing

  • Night night, sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite.

  • Night Owl

  • No more monkeys jumpin' on the bed

  • Now I lay me down to sleep (see prayer IDEA at the bottom of this page)

  • The one who sleeps under a quilt is comforted by love.

  • The only thing that will stop you from fulfilling your dreams is you. - Tom Bradley

  • Pillow Talk

  • Rise and Shine? Looks more like Hide and Sleep!!

  • Sawing Logs / sawing down a forest (Chainsaw)

  • Set aside half an hour every day to do all your worrying; then take a nap during this period.

  • Sleep Over / Sleepless Party / Slumber Party / Giggle Fest

  • Sleeeeepy Baby

  • Sleeping Beauty

  • Sleeping is fine … getting her down is a nightmare.

  • Sleep tight - don't let the bed bugs bite.
    Origin: in the times when people slept on frame beds and tied ropes for slats, the ropes needed to be tight to support the person. Bed bugs were usually found in the hay they stuffed their mattresses with.

  • Sleepless in _____ [your town]

  • Snooze your life away

  • Snooze - Snore - Shut Eye - Sixty winks

  • Snuggle Bugs

  • Snugglin' in my Quilt/Blankie

  • Starry Starry Night - Don McLean, Vango

  • Sweet Dreams

  • A tent blanket / Blanket camp out (Making a tent out of blankets)

  • To sleep, per chance to dream. - William Shakespear, Hamlet

  • There were [a number] in the bed and the little one said, "Roll over, Roll over!" They all rolled over and one fell out. (great for a series of pictures with less and less in the bed)

  • There's an angel on your pillow to guard you through the night,
    to bring you pleasant dreams and help you sleep tight.
    She'll guard you and protect you, making sure you're safe and sound,
    and help you sleep in heavenly peace till morning comes around.

  • This is my sexy lingerie! (sleep in big tee-shirt and shorts)

  • Twinkle twinkle little star,
    Do you know how loved you are.

  • Twinkle twinkle little star,
    How I wonder where you are
    Up above the earth so high,
    Like a diamond in the sky.

  • Undercover (buried under blankets)

  • Wake Up Call / Early Morning Wake Up Call

  • Waking up is hard to do.

  • While you were sleeping…

  • When you wish upon a star,
    Makes no difference who you are,
    Anything your heart desires, Will come to you.
    If your heart is in a dream,
    No request is to extreme,
    When you wish upon a star, as dreamers do.
    Fate is kind,
    She brings to those who love,
    The sweet fulfillment of their secret longing.
    Like a bolt out of the blue,
    fate steps in and sees you through.
    When you wish upon a star,
    Your dreams come true.
    - Jiminy Cricket, Disney

  • Working on Cauchy's theorem (asleep on the couch - Math majors will get this one)

  • You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. - C.S. Lewis

  • You snooze you lose

  • -- Have a dream page with all of your life's dreams floating around in clouds.

    -- Make a page with your child's favorite story books that you read to them at night. (You might find a picture of the cover online - try Amazon.com or Google the title)

    -- On a dream/cloud page log all the things your kids have wanted to be when they grow up. (My son is on career number 37. He loves looking back and remembering why he wanted to do one job or another.)

    -- Write down any of your children's silly dreams or made up stories, so they can look back at them later.

    -- Write down the prayers you say with your kids at night. Put it in your book and your kids' books.

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