Life's Greatest Lessons: 20 Things That Matter
By: Hal Urban (author)Paperback
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LIFE'S GREATEST LESSONS is a wise, wonderful book. In it, Hal Urban, a parent and an award-winning teacher, presents twenty principles that are as deeply rooted in common sense as they are in compassion. The topics, gathered from a lifetime of teaching both children and adults, span a wide range of readily understood concepts, including attitudes about money, understanding the real meaning of 'success' and the importance of having fun. The book will help you find the best - in the world, in others, and in yourself. Classic in its simplicity and enduring in its appeal, LIFE'S GREATEST LESSONS helps us all rediscover that the desire to live a good life is timeless.
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Author of the much loved LIFE'S GREATEST LESSONS, Hal Urban is an award-winning teacher. He holds a doctorate in education and psychology from the University of San Francisco, and has done post-doctoral work at Stanford University in the psychology of peak performance.
Contents Preface If Someone Gave You This Book Introduction: I Wrote This Book for Four Reasons 1. Success Is More Than Making Money 2. Life Is Hard...and Not Always Fair 3. Life Is Also Fun...and Incredibly Funny 4. We Live by Choice, Not by Chance 5. Attitude Is a Choice -- the Most Important One You'll Ever Make 6. Habits Are the Key to All Success 7. Being Thankful Is a Habit -- the Best One You'll Ever Have 8. Good People Build Their Lives on a Foundation of Respect 9. Honesty Is Still the Best Policy 10. Kind Words Cost Little but Accomplish Much 11. Real Motivation Comes from Within 12. Goals Are Dreams with Deadlines 13. There's No Substitute for Hard Work 14. You Have to Give Up Something to Get Something 15. Successful People Don't Find Time -- They Make Time 16. No One Else Can Raise Your Self-esteem 17. The Body Needs Nutrition and Exercise -- So Do the Mind and Spirit 18. It's OK to Fail -- Everyone Else Has 19. Life Is Simpler When We Know What's Essential 20. Essential #1 Is Being a Good Person Conclusion A Few Books That Have Shaped My Thinking and My Life Thank You
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