❮Reading❯ ➸ The Complete Life's Little Instruction Book Author H. Jackson Brown Jr. – Oaklandjobs.co.uk The Complete Life's Little Instruction Book contains the 1560 entries found in all three volumes of the New York Times Bestselling Life's Little Instruction Book series Bound in a deluxe maroon leathe The Complete Life's Little Instruction Life's Little ePUB ☆ Book contains the entries found in all three volumes of the New York Times Bestselling Life's Little Instruction Book series Bound in a deluxe maroon leather edition this collectible hardcover makes a perfectly elegant gift for any occasionThough originally written as a gift from a father to a son its simple The Complete ePUB ✓ message has been enjoyed by men and women of all agesMost of us already know how to live a successful and purposeful life says the author We know we should be understanding and thoughtful responsible courageous and appreciative It's just that we sometimes need reminding Life's Little Instruction Book is that reminder. The idea behind this book is really cute a dad writes down some advice for his son as he's going away to college Since it was a personal gift there are some things that I don't agree with and there are a lot that are similar but there are several that remind me of advice from my own parents andor are things I'm trying to live by17 Live beneath your means19 Buy great books even if you never read them37 Make new friends but cherish the old ones41 Don't postpone joy42 Write thank you notes promptly60 Admit your mistakes84 Forget the Joneses94 Make it a habit to do nice things for people who'll never find out166 Avoid negative people175 Give people a second chance but not a third178 Learn to recognize the inconseuential then ignore it181 Wear out don't rust out186 Be insatiably curious201 Don't carry a grudge213 Commit yourself to constant self improvement252 Take good care of those you love275 Cut out complimentary newspaper articles about people you know and mail the articles to them with notes of congratulations276 Patronize local merchants even if it costs a bit 295 Keep expectations high300 Don't expect life to be fair304 Judge your success by the degree that you're enjoying peace health and love326 Remember that winners do what losers don't want to do332 Live your life as an exclamation not an explanation356 Be there when people need you358 Be decisive even if it means you'll sometimes be wrong371 Just to see how it feels for the next twenty four hours refrain from criticizing anybody or anything375 Take charge of your attitude Don't let someone else choose it for you407 Every once in a while take the scenic route416 Don't procrastinate Do what needs doing when it needs to be done452 Never compromise your integrity459 Don't use time or words carelessly Neither can be retrieved496 Never buy something you don't need just because it's on saleAnd that's pretty much full circle After almost 4 months I am finally done reading this book I am not very consistent with this one that's why it took me that long to finish it Life's Little Instruction Book consist of over 1560 tips and instruction about practical living It's pretty cool to me actually that I wrote down the things that I liked and from 1560 I wrote 385 tips I didn't do it in one seating though But I'm glad I read this Learned a lot this is one book i leave deliberately on my table to be picked up on days I hit rock bottom or clueless love the tidbits A must have for growing up kidsI believe I liked it in the beginning but then began to realize I didn't agree with many of the thingsSome patterns were observed 1 Lots of business tips Clearly not for me2 Pleasing your wife I don't intend to have one so3 Raising children Whatever4 Religious stuff Sigh5 Sexist undertones mostly please protect weak ladies stuff Like stand up to let a lady sit 6 Contradictions Live beneath your means But then so many buy the best you can afford this that7 Totally random meaningless things 8 PatriotismThere were some good advices certainly but nothing you haven't heard before You already know if you like these kind of allegedly feel good books full of pithy suggestionsuotes If you've never read one of these Chicken Soup for the Soul kind of things or have yet to accumulate much life wisdom you might find some inspiration here Heck there are over 1500 sayings to peruseSome are pretty good a few are horrible andor stupid less than helpful and several are contradictory or repetitive Many are just common sense or sayings you've heard before And you do get a lot of 'em I suppose it might even be entertaining to read this with your kids or teens if you can get them off their phones long enoughVERDICT Unrateable Not a life changing 5 star deal for me personally But nice to pass on to a friend who enjoys living in the light Worth the 49 cents tax I paid for it I really liked reading this book and it was interesting to know about what the author likes and dislikes though I feel like it is aimed mainly at men who have children they should have at least a daughter and a son a wife living in America preferably in New York and though this is probaby how the author lives himself I would have liked it if he didn’t keep referring to these things Of course you can still read it if you are not any of the things listed above like me I am practically the very opposite How can I express my gratitude toward the destiny that put such a book in my path Beautifuldeepfunnyshort instructions from father to his son full of wisdom and love Obviously I recommend to read this book Be insatiably curious Ask why a lot Spend less time worrying who's right and time deciding what's right Cut out complimentary newspaper articles about people you know and mail the articles to them with notes of congratulations Don't expect money to bring you happiness Never give up on what you really want to do The person with big dreams is powerful than one with all the facts Pray not for things but for wisdom and courage Skip one meal a week and give what you would have spent to a street person What I think is that this book has given me lots to think about I have half a mind to transform it into a life's little checklist and cross the instructions off one by one Some of these mentioned I'm proud to say I've already accomplished but others are absolutely wonderful ideas and suggestions that I hope to follow one day Basically this book made me smile and than once while I was reading it There's a lot of truth and wisdom found within its binding Even if you never read it cover to cover one can open it up to any page and gain insight from a single statement Don't pass this up That's what I think I am one of the rare people who don't like this book The lessons to me are all common sense and some of them I don't agree with I suppose it would make a good gift but I know I would never give it It's just not my style I guess and it seems to me that a lot of the lessons are personal opinions There also seems to be a christian element which also is a turn off for me I read this book 2 years ago and it still echoes in my headI'll return to it again as soon as I can to refill my memory with this smooth gentle little big instruction
- 320 pages
- The Complete Life's Little Instruction Book
- H. Jackson Brown Jr.
- 08 April 2014 H. Jackson Brown Jr.