How to Live on 24 Hours a Day

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Filiquarian Publishing, LLC., 2006 - Business & Economics - 60 pages
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This book is the timeless classic on the management of ones own personal time. The author, Arnold Bennett sums it up well, "You have to live on this twenty-four hours of daily time. Out of it you have to spin health, pleasure, money, content, respect, and the evolution of your immortal soul. Its right use, its most effective use, is a matter of the highest urgency and of the most thrilling actuality. All depends on that. Your happiness--the elusive prize that you are all clutching for, my friends!--depends on that. Strange that the newspapers, so enterprising and up-to-date as they are, are not full of "How to live on a given income of time," instead of "How to live on a given income of money"! Money is far commoner than time. When one reflects, one perceives that money is just about the commonest thing there is. It encumbers the earth in gross heaps." This book is an excellent tool for managing your time for having a healthy, fulfilling life.
 

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Contents

Preface
5
1 The Daily Miracle
11
2 The Desire to Exceed Ones Programme
15
3 Precautions before Beginning
19
4 The Cause of the Troubles
23
5 Tennis and the Immortal Soul
27
6 Remember Human Nature
31
7 Controlling the Mind
35
8 The Reflective Mood
39
9 Interest in the Arts
43
10 Nothing in Life is Humdrum
47
11 Serious Reading
51
12 Dangers to Avoid
55

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About the author (2006)

Arnold Bennett was born on May 27, 1867 in Hanley, Staffordshire, England. He began his working career as a law clerk and later he left the legal field and became an editor for the magazine Woman. His first novel was "A Man from the North." He wrote several novels set in Hanley, the town where he was born. These are known as the Five Town novels. Other titles include "The Babylon Hotel," "The Truth about an Author," and "How to Live on 24 Hours a Day." Bennett won the 1923 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his novel "Riceyman Steps." "The Journal of Arnold Bennett" was published posthumously in three volumes. Bennett was also the author of "Hugo" which was made into a major motion picture in 2011 starring Jude law and Ben Kingsley, directed by Martin Scorsese. During WWI, Bennett was Director of Propaganda for France at the Ministry of Information. (At that time "propaganda" did not have the negative connotations it would have later in the twentieth century.) This appointment was based on the recommendation of Lord Beaverbrook, who also recommended him as Deputy Minister of that department at the end of the war. Bennett refused a knighthood in 1918. He died in London of typhoid fever on March 27, 1931.

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