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How to Live on Twenty-Four Hours a Day

How to Live on Twenty-Four Hours a Day by Arnold Bennett
By: (1867-1931)

This book is a classic piece on self improvement teaching you to live to the fullest.

Judging from the title of the book, the reader might expect that the book is a manual on how to manage your time better. Nothing could be further from the truth, this book is a flowery and witty self help book aimed at helping readers improve the quality of their lives, in fact it is one of the firsts of its kind in the world.

Bennett describes the twenty four hours in a day as a miracle and that it should be used for the betterment of health, wealth, respect, pleasure and contentment. He then further goes to highlight the need for one to desire to exceed his daily program and to strive for more. He explains the need to be dissatisfied with the daily arrangement in one's life in order to strive to do better. He explains that a person’s attitude is the make or break factor in becoming a better person, drawing examples from the lives of characters invented in the book. Bennett explains that the mind is an instrument that can be used to one's advantage if you learn to control it. He highlights the importance of concentration in living life to the fullest. He abhors idleness and encourages readers to be wry of it and avoid it at all costs, he suggests finding innovative ways to keep busy and enjoy life.

For a rather short book written over a century ago, ‘How to Live on 24 Hours a Day’ is a masterpiece that is as practical today as it was then. Readers will find that this book is the bedrock for the millions of self help books in the market today because its principles still resonate in today’s literature.

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 10 reviews)

Reviewer: - December 11, 2015
Subject: Just read or listen
This book is very useful. Actually it makes to think about how rich we all are.
Reviewer: - January 11, 2015
Subject: Piece after Piece
Im trying to do at least few things and I feel better about my time ... wake up earlier - hour before you start and you can read or do things you could not do, but not waste this time like me few times!
Reviewer: - November 19, 2014
Subject: Kinda disaggree
I read another book about idelness and they had good points on why idelness is actually more important then just doing things. I find in my life that idelness makes me actually happy, own thoughts, own peace.
Reviewer: - November 7, 2014
Subject: Excellent
Interesting and very well narrated. Thank you Mark Smith!
Reviewer: - September 13, 2014
Subject: DO IT.
Just do it. Drop and give me 20!
Reviewer: - July 14, 2014
I found this book useful. It contains some interesting ideas and suggestions. Well narrated.
Reviewer: - March 6, 2014
Subject: Excellent
What a lovely narration by Mark Smith. The contents of the book are also good of course. But Mr. Smith's rendition is highly recommended.
Reviewer: - August 25, 2013
Educating, well narrated.
Reviewer: - June 6, 2013
A succinct plan to a more efficient life. Well narrated.
Reviewer: - April 7, 2013
Love the book! Shows how life was similar even back in the day.

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