Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Robert Smith's 20,000 Days and Counting | Book Review

A book that is designed to be a quick read, “20,000 Days and Counting: The Crash Course for Mastering Your Life Right Now” by Robert Smith is worth all the short time you spend reading it. It is not a motivational book because, first and foremost, it shares that motivation is a myth we really all have only two choices in life – to say yes or no. It is, as self-described, a crash course on leading your own life and helping its readers become decisive right at the moment of reading.

The closest book I can think of that can be aligned with Robert Smith’s book is “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen Covey. Both of them help bring out the best in and maximize its reader’s life.  Personally, “20,000 Days and Counting” challenged me to choose today what things are really important and to focus on them. It did this in a very clear and practical and urgent way, found in Section 3 of the book.

As a pastor, I would say that the principles shared in this book is great for pastors like me, for a parker hose distributor  or a business professional seasoned with experience and even for young people who feel like their life is right ahead of them which they can’t wait to seize.