Wake Up and Live! by. Dorothea Brande. First published in Table of Contents. Introduction. Chapter 1 - Why Do We Fail? Chapter 2 - The Will to Fail. Eminently sensible and practical.”– The New York Times Book Review A true lost classic that can take your life to its fullest potential. Editorial Reviews. Review. “Eminently sensible and practical.” – The New York Times Book Wake Up and Live!: A Formula site edition by Dorothea Brande.
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Wake Up and Live! [Dorothea Brande] on garfstontanguicon.tk *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Suggestions on overcoming obstacles, thinking more productively. Wake Up and Live! book. Read 49 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Eminently sensible and practical. - The New York Times Book Rev. Hi Friends, I wanted to share this book with you all. This is a very old classic, written somewhere in the 's. When I read this book, I felt that.
But for many it worked. Act as if it were impossible to fail. Brande was a preternaturally sharp-eyed student of human nature. We are, Brande insisted, more frightened of suffering humiliation than desirous of achievement.
When fear and ambition clash, she argued, fear inevitably prevails. After a lifetime of searching she had found the answer. In Wake Up and Live! With its observations about self-defeat, and its powerful idea for navigating around it, Wake Up and Live! Praise for Wake Up and Live! Born in Chicago, Dorothea Brande — was a widely respected journalist, fiction writer, and writing instructor.
Brande is widely known for her enduring guide to the creative process, Becoming a Writer, originally published in and still popular today. In… More about Dorothea Brande.
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Product Details. Inspired by Your Browsing History. Touching the Dragon. Caitlin Keegan. Dian G. Smith and Robie Rogge. Broke Millennial Takes On Investing. To Be a Runner. Martin Dugard.
Making Soap. Kathrin Landmann. Be a Blessing. Debbie Macomber. The Gift of a Happy Mother. Rebecca Eanes. How to Breathe. Ashley Neese. The Art of Simple Living. The premise of this book is that if we adopt an attitude of expecting to succeed or, at any rate, acting as if we cannot fail then even if we don't achieve great wealth, fame or other symbols of success, we will achieve a great deal more than we would otherwise, and will feel far more fulfilled.
The The earlier chapters of the book look at the way that most of us subconsciously look for failure. The author assumes that all procrastinators are alike, and didn't take into account the problem of chronic illness which makes so many unable to be productive in the sense she encourages. However, there are a lot of good points and some interesting case studies. The last chapter includes some ideas for helping to develop self-discipline in some diverse areas. Dec 07, Nicole rated it liked it.
Dec 12, Rebecca rated it liked it. I sat with Wake Up and Live! Not great for a book that is aiming to get readers fired up to live fully. However, it was saved by some very helpful ideas in the last two chapters. The earlier section does offer some helpful insight into what prevents people from accomplishing their goals, which is worthwhile, but also a bit draining to read.
Feb 25, Shaifali rated it liked it Shelves: While I was reading this, I had a sense that I am wasting my time reading, instead of working.
Probably in some perverse way, it means the book is good and its message works. One line hit me: People who live with a Will to Fail live as if there are gonna live for thousand years. Wasting their time in reverie; or sleeping more than required, etc. Excellent I would have given it five stars, and intended to do so right from the start of this great book, but the "twelve disciplines" lost me.
I thought they were absurd. Maybe it is just that they weren't at all what I expected. However, they take up only one short chapter and the rest of the book is very useful and written beautifully.
A life changing read. Jan 09, EMP rated it it was ok. I would definitely see if your library has this and then decide if you want to download a copy and refer back to it.
Wake Up and Live By Dorothea Brande, Book Review
If you can get past how dated it is, the core material is decent. I found myself distracted by some odd references which must have been mainstream conversations at the time. I concetti del libro potevano essere trattati in poche pagine.
L'ho trovato prolisso e spesso futile. Nov 06, Teri Temme rated it it was amazing. Loved it! Especially the 12 Disciplines.
A bit of a difficult read but definitely a masterclass. The ideas in this book will change your life. Oct 13, Karl rated it liked it. The initial four chapters, the first third of the book, deal specifically with failure: If the reader does make it past those initial 38 pages, they will discover that the author finally commences to share the means by which we can overcome our desire to fail: Oct 30, Yvonne Finn rated it it was amazing.
A book for our time! Though published in the instructive value of this work has not diminished. If anything has changed is that we, our culture and society could benefit greatly by re-visiting the timeless insights that Ms.
Brande writes about. Personal responsibility is the central theme of the book and it is just as foundational now as it was then. This is not another one of those self indulgent introspective exercise that ends with no concrete or life-changing result.
Brande gives tips and s A book for our time! Brande gives tips and strategies both anecdotal and experiential to take us from wish-washy living to dynamic and potent lives if only we choose to exercise self-discipline and restraint. Stop being self-excusers and Wake Up and Live! One of my favourite tips in the book is this; that we must realize that when we match our wits against ourselves we are taking on the shrewdest and wiliest antagonist we will ever have.
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In other words we literally are very often our own worst enemies when it comes to orchestrating our failures. Why is this? Because we invest too much our time in idle pursuits or dis-empowering associations and many other activities that do not lead to our purported goals and plans for our lives -personal and professional.
I love this book and the style of writing truly resonates with me.
There is no excess of words or airy jargon, just the facts and what to do with them to progressively achieve the desired and promised outcome s. This book should be required ready in schools and re-read all through adult life. It can be used to great benefit by students, business people and for personal development. I know that I will be re-reading it often.
Mar 25, Richard Gilbert rated it really liked it. The core activity is working to replace useless fantasies with directed intention, harnessing the imagination for attaining one's real-life goals. Brande also lists twelve exercises, which involve activities to discipline the ego. Brande's writing can get airy at times, but her big attitudinal leap and core principles seem sound.
One senses she's on to something big. Humans aren't issued an instruction manual for training their minds, and most of us muddle through—some hugely successfully and some not. Brande's concept clearly relies on changing and enhancing one's emotional state.
In New Age terms, raising one's vibration. Who doesn't want to feel energized and brave? Brande's route for getting there basically involves taking charge and trying—seeing that one can make a choice, followed by effort. Maybe not as easy-peasy as she says, but a clearly achievable and worthy goal.
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Delete template? Cancel Delete.Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. After a lifetime of searching she had found the answer. Short, but even so it contains a lot of extraneous material and spends a lot of time circling its main point without adding anything useful. I guess there are always sticky notes for my second read.
I wish I had, but I hate defiling books, even ones I intend to keep. Written in , but essentially timeless. The Mindful Day. Be a Blessing. Debbie Macomber.