Life's Greatest Lessons: 20 Things That Matter

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Simon and Schuster, May 3, 2005 - Self-Help - 211 pages
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Find the best -- in the world, in others, and in yourself.

How do we cultivate our character? What can we do, which choices can we make, to ensure that we create lives full of value and morality?

In his wise, wonderful book, "Life's Greatest Lessons," Hal Urban presents twenty principles that serve as a foundation for building a life of which you can be proud. The lessons he shares are as deeply rooted in common sense as they are in compassion. The topics, gathered from Hal's experiences as a parent and an award-winning teacher of 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.

Whether you are searching for a long-overdue starting point for becoming the person you always hoped to be or seek another source of inspiration to affirm your choice to lead a praiseworthy life, Hal Urban's message of fundamental goodness will satisfy that need.

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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This is a book that I will read with my daughters. Terrific insight into what it really means to be human. Puts life priorities back into the right order. Read full review

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This is an excellent book once I got started it didnt take me long to finish it. I let a friend read 2 chapters in it and they wouldnt let me have the book back till they got to read it in its entirety. Read full review

Contents

Success Is More Than Making Money
1
Life Is Hard and Not Always Fair
11
Life Is Also Fun and Incredibly Funny
21
We Live by Choice Not by Chance
39
Attitude Is a Choicethe Most Important One Youll Ever Make
47
Habits Are the Key to All Success
61
Being Thankful Is a Habitthe Best One Youll
71
Good People Build Their Lives on a Foundation of Respect
94
Honesty Is Still the Best Policy
95
Kind Words Cost Little but Accomplish Much
107
Real Motivation Comes from Within
115
Goals Are Dreams with Deadlines
125
Theres No Substitute for Hard Work
143
Successful People Dont Find Time
165
Its OK to FailEveryone Else Has
189
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Hal Urban was a high school teacher for many years and also taught at the University of San Francisco. He is a well-known leader in the Character Education movement and is in constant demand as a speaker at national conferences and school and community events. He raised three sons as a single father, and now lives in Redwood City, California, with his wife, Cathy.

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