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Lessons from a Third Grade Dropout

Narrated by: Rick Rigsby
Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
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USA Today and Wall Street Journal best seller

Learn how life can be enhanced, how a corporate culture can be changed, how a family can be united - by living the simple lessons of a third-grade dropout.

We live in an era of low expectations. In fact, we tend to celebrate low expectations. The way in which we choose to live and work today is a far cry from the purposeful living of our parents. 

Have we reached the point in our society where it is more important to look good rather than be good? Has the pride in doing good work been replaced by self-entitlement, perfect offices, and slick suits? 

This book reacquaints listeners with the wisdom - the common sense that was practiced simply and unwittingly by those who represent a generation gone by:

  • A generation that worked hard without complaining 
  • A generation that did whatever was necessary to support their families 
  • A generation that took pride in doing a good job 
  • A generation that had high expectations for themselves and the others they were responsible for 

One such member of this generation was a third-grade dropout, a man who never hid behind any excuse. A man who never allowed his problems or lack of a formal education to determine his present or affect his future. A man who realized that destiny was a choice and not a chance. 

This book communicates lessons from that man’s life - the kind of wisdom that is rare in society today. It’s the kind of wisdom that will help you be a better person, a greater leader, a more effective worker.

That man was Rick Rigsby’s father, and this book contains his impactful, far-reaching story - of how a life can be enhanced, of how a corporate culture can be changed, of how a family can be united - by living the simple lessons of a third-grade dropout.

©2006 Rick Rigsby (P)2017 Thomas Nelson

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A Mans, Man

Fathers not only teach us, but the make us men in the process. I thank God for your father as the things he taught you, my father also taught. We all need a reminder ever so often. God Bless!

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excellent

This is the first audible book I listened to in it entirety without a break. I first heard Dr.Rigsby speaking to college grads on FB. His father was amazing. I will incorporate his mentality into my life and share it with my son.

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Great Book. Choose to always STAND!! What a read.

Loved it! For someone that hates to read, this audio was perfect and right on time for my life. There is invaluable lessons being taught. Thank you.

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inspiring

it's a reminder to my own grandfather and an wisdom that is not commonplace anymore. great listen

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Outstanding! #keepstanding

I have watched every video I can of Dr. Rick. this man is a true inspiration. loved this book as much as I thought I would.

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a great inspiration

God's word is most attractive when He writes it on our hearts. Having done all to stand, stand therefore.

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As powerful as his famous YouTube speech

a great read, and also a nice touch to have Rick narrate it. You can sense the passion in every word.

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A truly inspiring story

I absolutely loved this book. The story and lessons were inspirational and easily applicable to Everyday Life. Religious or not, if more people were to live by these words and principles, the world would truly be a better place. Worth listening to more than once.

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great read<br />

loved it .very positive motivational I would recommend to anybody good read worth it great

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inspirational

I totally luv'd this book. I couldn't stop listening as I too started to reflect on myself as a father to my son. I remembered the teachings of my father and I he shared with all of us. This book 'I hope' has changed me in a way that I too will be called a good man!

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  • 01-31-18

A message stretch out

Although I like the messages delivered in this audiobook, I could have been told in half the time. The author goes on and on before getting to the next advise. I did put in 4 stars in performance, but that is not for a good delivery of the message, but that his voice is pleasant to listen to. I do not recommend this book. Too little take away, and although the audio is on the short side, it should have been a lot shorter.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-15-18

Time to reflect and learn

Reflection that our generation has to make and learn from the previous generation.

We have forgotten the allegiance with discipline and have instead embraced convenience.