Title: 20,000 Days and Counting
Author: Robert D. Smith
Reason for Reading: Robert D. Smith is the manager and best friend of my favorite author Andy Andrews.
Summary: 20,000 Days and Counting is Robert D. Smith treatise on the importance of living intentionally, with a great appreciation for the passage of time. As the title suggests, Robert began writing the book and taking his life more seriously when he calculated that he had been alive for 20,000 days (roughly 54 years), and decided to rededicate himself to living his life with intensity and not bound by fear.
Review: 20,000 Days and Counting is a great example of simple wisdom. The book is short and the chapters are short, but full of so much great material. I read the book in one train trip from downtown out to the suburbs. Smith provides great examples of how others have used their time effectively, but not in time management format. The book is all about appreciating the gift of your life, not transforming the reader into time efficient ninja. If you want to develop a greater appreciation for what you can do, and doing those things you always wanted to do, read 20,00 Days and Counting.
Other resources: You can find author at his website http://www.therobertd.com/ and follow him on twitter @therobertd
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