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Putting off the occasional tedious job until tomorrow won’t upset your life. Constantly delaying big moves – writing your book, changing careers, and so on – can be devastating. The problem is that you will eventually run out of tomorrows. Many people succeed at the daily rush of life but never accomplish their “most important work.” Author Todd Henry – who resolved to make the most of his life after a serious childhood illness – offers worthwhile ideas on how to reorganize your life and mind-set to accomplish everything you can. Though Henry writes with passion about the moral and practical urgency of not wasting your life, his editorial presentation is a bit formulaic and burdened by platitudes, albeit sweet ones. Still, he has much to teach. getAbstract recommends his insights to people seeking the boost they need to seize their future.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What the “seven deadly sins of mediocrity” are,
  • How to avoid them and
  • How you can fulfill your true potential.

About the Author

Todd Henry, founder and CEO of Accidental Creative, a consulting firm, also wrote The Accidental Creative, the name of his business podcast.



Am I Going to Die?
When author Todd Henry was 16, he underwent a frightening medical emergency. He woke up during the night and found he could not move his legs. Terrified and in pain, he crawled to his parents’ room and moaned for help. His frantic parents called an ambulance. Henry came...

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    Priyansh Dixit 3 years ago
    very bed experience...i m not able to get's rediculus...that something in gm is not available for all.
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    Daniele Nicolini 3 years ago
    A question for those who have read the book: Most "self help" books fail in that they talk at a high level about the change that is needed, but do not give coaching or instructions on how to acheive that change. Is this book any different, or is it all theory?
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    Theresa Trent 3 years ago
    I agree the title is intriguing however this is another book on time management and there have been several on this topic on this book forum. I hope the summary is enough to get what I need.
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    Kirk Davis 3 years ago
    I think the book title and summary are intriguing and worth exploring. I plan to buy and read the book, because I'm one of those people he's talking about.

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