For over two decades, Spencer Johnson has been inspiring and entertaining millions with his simple, yet insightful stories of work and life that speak directly to the heart and soul.
THE PRESENT is an engaging story of a young man's journey to adulthood, and his search for The Present, a mysterious and elusive gift he first hears about from a great old man. This Present, according to the old man, is 'the best present a person can receive.' Later, when the young boy becomes a young man, disillusioned with his work and his life, he returns to ask the old man, once again, to help him find The Present. The old man responds, 'Only you have the power to find The Present for yourself.' So the young man embarks on a tireless search for this magical gift that holds the secret to his personal happiness and business acumen. It is only after the young man has searched high and low and given up his relentless pursuit that he relaxes and discovers The Present - and all the promises it offers.
THE PRESENT will help you focus on what will make you happy and successful in your work and in your personal life. Like the young man, you may find that it is the best gift you can ever give yourself.
Simple story + old-fashion truth + big font + thin book + easy English
Appreciate + focus + learn + improve = sense of fulfillment, happiness and success at work and in life!
Don't stay in the Past or in the Future. The precious Present is today!
Easy to get the idea of the author, but application needs practice.
The changes in the people before and after they learnt of the principles are impressive.
"He went outside and saw the silhouette of the trees against the night sky and the snow atop the distant mountains."
Be In The Present
When you want to be happier and more successful
Focus On What Is Right Now
Respond To What Is Important Now
Learn From The Past
When You Want To Make The Present Better Than The Past
Look At What Happened In The Past
Learn Something Valuable From It
Do Things Differently In The Present
Plan For The Future
When You Want To Make The Future Better Than The Present
See What A Wonderful Future Would Look Like
Make Plans To Help It Happen
Put Your Plan Into Action In The Present
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift, that's why we call it the present!
A simple book that you can finish in an hour or two. It has three major themes:
1) Enjoy the Present
2) Learn from the Past
3) Plan for the future
Not a thought-provoking one. But it worths an hour reading to give one self reflection....Continua
How amazing! Lest than one year time I have read the book in my language and English versions by coincidence. Last month I went to the library and just found the book. In fact, I was looking for another book. However, it is right time for me.
I've read a book "The Present" these few days. Actually, I found this book by chance. At the beginning, I just thought that I need to read something interesting and simple in English version. Apperently, after finished this book, I got more than what I imaged. I'd like to share this book with my friends and those who would like to be happier and more successful! The summary of this book has shown below. It's worth to take a look.
What is the present? The present is not the past and not the future as well. The present is the present moment. The present is Now! Even in the most difficult situations, when you focus on what is RIGHT in the present moment. It makes you happier and gives you the needed energy and confidence to deal with what is wrong. Being in the present means turning our distractions, and paying attention to what is important, Now! You create your own present by what you give your attention to.
It is hard to let go of the past if you have not learned from the Past. As soon as you learn and let go, you improve the present. Look at what happened in the past, learn something valuable from it. Use what you learn to improve the present. You can not change the past, but you can learn from it. When the same situation arises, you can do things differently and enjoy a more successful present. Anytime you are unhappy in the present or feeling unsuccessful, it is time to learn from the past or plan for the future.
No one can predict or control the future. However, the more you can plan what you want to see happen, the less anxious you are in the present, and the more the future is known to you. Picture what a wonderful future would be like, create a realistic plan to help it happen. Put your plan into action in the present. Living in the present, learning from the past, and planning for the future is not all there is. It is only when you live with purpose and respond to what's important about The Present, Past and Future, that it all has meaning.
When you live and work with purposes, and respond to what is important now, you are more able to lead, manage, support, befriend, and love. Success is becoming who you are capable of being, and Progressing toward worthwhile goals. Each of us defines for ourselves what it means to be Successful.
writen on 2006...Continua