Willard really challenges how we orientate our lives.
"Stand up for your rights" sounds so good. How about "All I ever needed to know I learned in kindergarten?" And "Practice random kindness and senseless acts of beauty?" And so forth. Such saying contain a tiny element of truth. But if you try to actually plan your life using them you are immediately in deep, deep trouble. They will head you 180 degrees in the wrong direction. You might as well model your life on Bart Simpson or Seinfeld. But try instead "Stand up for your responsibilities or "I don't know what I need to know and must now devote my full attention and strength to finding out" (consider Prov. 3:7 or 4:7) or "Practice routinely purposeful kindnesses and intelligent acts of beauty." (page 9-10)