The day for change is today and it's simpler 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 it 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 percent present and intentional with every passing minute of every day for the rest of their lives.
The audiobook is designed to be listened to in under two hours and the effect is immediate. Within each segment are tactics for mastering control for your life, principles such as:
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.
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The enthusiam and perspective that Mr. Smith rights with.
I loved this book. The author not only believes what he has written, but lives it each day. This book will get you fired up to do, rather than to just dream. I have listened to it a couple of times now. I also purchased the e-book so that I can read it and highlight things that stand out and will help me in planning and accomplishing the next 19,816 days of my life.
In 20,000 days from now you'll be glad you listen to thisSuper excitable and encouraging fun listen! This book was great in print even better hearing it from the heart of the heart of the author.
I read it every day, since I bought it. I dont miss a day! its a way to refresh your thoughts.
live with passion and purpose
One of the best I have heard.
Robert is very easy to listen too.
Make Today Count.
This book adds value to the reader. Robert doesn't mess arround. He gets right to the point and if you take a hold of the principles in this book, it will change your life to be greater each day.
For a book that starts out saying how important your time is (and using that as a reason why the audiobook is short), this book is quite full of extraneous and useless information (such as the birth/death dates of every person he mentions and # of days alive). He builds up what he is *about to say* excessively. It's also God-centric, and generally ego-centric otherwise, in a number of ways, so be aware of that if that bothers you. There is a strong emphasis on being in power and control, or feeling like you are.
During the regular name-dropping and continuous repetition of how you can die any day, I was able to harvest the following 'points':
-No reserves, no retreats, no regrets; make every day count. This is a great quote (not his originally).
-His prayer/mantra is "I believe I am divinely guided. I believe I will always take the right turn in the road..." which is supposed to cover any challenge or tragedy you come across and you should do this. Yes, believe you are always right and you'll be fine!
-Be loving and appreciative. [If you follow his suggestions of pretty much constantly interacting with people, you will be well on your way to being a full-blown overbearing extrovert, like the author.]
-Your search [for purpose] is your purpose in life.
-Never try to motivate: Increase your productivity and then motivate
(his example: be glad you exercised after you exercise; don't try to motivate yourself to exercise, just do it)
-Be open to change/say 'yes'.
While some of his suggestions are good to consider. Some are contrary to the reality of life and some later suggestions are contrary to earlier suggestions. One and a half hours is far too long for this audiobook, written and spoken by a guy who might actually be a narcissist. But hey, if you are into generic motivational speaking, maybe this would be your thing.
The only issue I have is not having heard this sooner. So many people talk so much and say nothing and others are so effective at making their point clear and simple to implement. This information will help those who have gotten into the habit of making excuses instead of taking action .
Live as if today is your last day.
This book will push you to achevie higher then you ever have.
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