Friday, February 22, 2013

20,000 Days and Counting

By Robert D. Smith

The day for change is today and it’s more simple than you realize.

 Most people sleepwalk through day-to-day life, passively letting time slip away. Unfortunately, the only thing that can usually wake people up to the intensity of life is impending death. But what if you didn’t have to be that way? 20,000 days presents breathtakingly simple strategies and concepts that, once applied, will enable readers to be 100% present and intentional with every passing minute of every day, for the rest of their lives.

The book is designed to be read in under an hour and the effect is immediate. Within each segment are tactics for mastering control of your life; principles such as:

·         Motivation is a myth

·         You only have two choices, yes and no

·         How to conquer rejection forever

·         How BECOMING the problem with SOLVE all your problems

·         Three sentences that will change your life immediately

 These timeless principles apply to everyone from the pending graduate to the seasoned business professional; from the time-starved parent to the weary pastor to the restless entrepreneur.

 On the 20,000th day of his life, the author sent an email that inspired and reminded a group of people of all ages to live in the moment. This group now includes you.


 So, true to the boast, I read this book in one sitting in about an hour and a half. It was pretty awesome, and I still go back to all the stuff I highlighted. It gives a lot of insight into the way we think the walls we get stuck in front of by simply focusing on the wrong things. One of my favorite parts of the book was the story he told about a young man who held onto this motto: No reatreats. No Reserves. No Regrets. This book is filled with little precious gems of wisdom, perfect for the start of any new goal or resolution. I’d recommend it to those people who have a hard time feeling successful, or wanting to change.  It’s a great self-help like book, but more about attitude and happiness.

I give it a 4 out of 5 Because it gave me some awesome epiphanies.

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