I read this amazing book in two sittings, it is that good! After Robert realized he had been living for 20,000 days, he set out to plan his next 20,000 days, while living each day as if it were his last. He challenges the reader to do the same and offers many practical steps you can take immediately in order to make it a simple process. This book is going to be a great resource in my library going forward as a book I frequently review in order to ensure I am living my life to its fullest potential! I give this book a five out of five rating. I am a member of Book Sneeze by Thomas Nelson and have received this book for free in exchange for writing a review.
20,000 Days and Counting by Robert Smith is the latest ebook I've received from Thomas Nelson for reviewing.
This is a really short book, filled with really short chapters and quotes, to help inspire you to make the most of your life.
In spite of being short, which the author says is basically in respect for your time, the book makes the most of the space it uses and is filled with pretty intense content on exactly how to go about this aim.
Reading it all at once though seemed to me like it pulled a bit in too many different ways to implement it all at once_ I think I might recommend more of a "read, apply, return" to it strategy.
Either way though.. it does well of getting through the "carpe diem" sort of cheesiness, and actually breaking down how to really make that happen.
How old are you? Now how old are you by counting in days? As of the writing of this blog I am 17, 516 days old. On the 20,000th day of his life, Robert D. Smith sent an e-mail to a group of people of all ages reminding them to live in the moment. This book is a result of that e-mail. It is intended to be short and read in under an hour.
I'm not sure if I read this book in less than an hour or not as I had a couple of interruptions while reading it. In any case, it is a quick read as promised. However, a lot of wisdom is packed into a short space so that you can quickly take this information to heart and apply it to your life. I had a tablet along with my Kindle and took notes, as Smith suggested, and I did take time to apply his words to my life. While I think the younger you are reading this book, the better, it is a book that could help any person of any age live the rest of their life better. I also think the more time I take to reflect on it and re-read it periodically, the more it will help me live a better life. Since it is shorter, that should be easy to do.
According to Smith, "Most people sleepwalk through day-to-day life, passively letting time slip away." With the tools in this book, if applied, you can live your life more intentionally. One of my favorite quotes: I mean to make myself a man of after God's own heart, If I succeed in that, I will succeed in everything else." Just thinking about this idea, I asked myself if I truly live my day as a woman after God's heart, how will I live it? I am inspired to live it better each day with that thought alone. Smith has several other questions to ask as you think about your purpose in each day and how you want to live your life--and how you want to be known after your life is done. I would recommend it to every one. And if you want to calculate how long you have been alive, he has a place for that in his website: http://www.therobertd.com/the-book/. Also, if you are familiar with Andy Andrews, for over 30 years, Smith has managed and overseen the career of Andy Andrews.
I received this book from Thomas Nelson as a part of their Booksneeze program. I was not required to write a positive review.