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The Present

by Spencer Johnson

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A Timely Gift From the Author of Who Moved My Cheese? Spencer Johnson, M.D. Dr. Spencer Johnson’s stories of timeless, simple truths have changed the work and lives of millions of readers around the world. Now comes an insightful new tale of inspiration and practical guidance for these turbulent times. The Present The Present is the best gift you can receive because it makes you happy and successful! Whether it means … • Having peace of mind and feeling more alive; or • Being more productive and more prosperous; or • Finding whatever is important to you and to those you work and live with. The Present The Gift that Makes You Happy and Successful at Work and in Life For over two decades, Spencer Johnson has been inspiring and entertaining millions with his simple yet insightful stories of work and life that speak directly to the heart and soul. The Present is an engaging story of a young man’s journey to adulthood, and his search for The Present, a mysterious and elusive gift he first hears about from a great old man. This Present, according to the old man, is “the best present a person can receive.” Later, when the young boy becomes a young man, disillusioned with his work and his life, he returns to ask the old man, once again, to help him find The Present. The old man responds, “Only you have the power to find The Present for yourself.” So the young man embarks on a tireless search for this magical gift that holds the secret to his personal happiness and business success. It is only after the young man has searched high and low and given up his relentless pursuit that he relaxes and discovers The Present—and all of the promises it offers. The Present will help you focus on what will make you happy and successful in your work and in your personal life. Like the young man, you may find that it is the best gift you can ever give yourself. From the Trade Paperback edition.… (more)
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Nice quick read book that follows the genre of short motivational stories based on a simple idea. The old man and the child. This one is based on focusing on the present or right now. The only thing the past is good for is to learn from it. The future is only important as to plan for it but not dwell on it. ( )
  realbigcat | Mar 16, 2021 |
self-help, self-development, self create, non-fictio ( )
  Ria_Vao | Mar 5, 2015 |
Another great motivational book from Spencer Johnson. The Present follows the premis of Johnson's other great book Who Moved My Cheese. It's a short simple book based on a man telling a story about the Present. The Present is really focusing on the present time and putting your best efforts forth. Johnson has a great way of motivating people thru a simple story. ( )
  realbigcat | Dec 5, 2011 |
A simple idea that if implemented can change your life. A Simple version of the The Power of Now. Its a quick read, very simplistic but if it makes you stay in the The Present a bit longer then its worth it. ( )
  Neale | Apr 20, 2011 |
As a young boy grows into an adult, he shares this journey with a wise old man. It’s through this relationship that he learns about “The Present”. According to the old man, The Present is the best present anyone can receive.

As the young boy grows into a young man, he becomes restless with his life and career. He repeatedly returns to the old man to seek guidance and wisdom about how he can obtain The Present. Each time, the old man explains that only the young man has the power to find The Present for himself. And after each visit, the young man continues his search for The Present. Eventually the young man finds The Present and begins to understand how powerful it truly is. ( )
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A Timely Gift From the Author of Who Moved My Cheese? Spencer Johnson, M.D. Dr. Spencer Johnson’s stories of timeless, simple truths have changed the work and lives of millions of readers around the world. Now comes an insightful new tale of inspiration and practical guidance for these turbulent times. The Present The Present is the best gift you can receive because it makes you happy and successful! Whether it means … • Having peace of mind and feeling more alive; or • Being more productive and more prosperous; or • Finding whatever is important to you and to those you work and live with. The Present The Gift that Makes You Happy and Successful at Work and in Life For over two decades, Spencer Johnson has been inspiring and entertaining millions with his simple yet insightful stories of work and life that speak directly to the heart and soul. The Present is an engaging story of a young man’s journey to adulthood, and his search for The Present, a mysterious and elusive gift he first hears about from a great old man. This Present, according to the old man, is “the best present a person can receive.” Later, when the young boy becomes a young man, disillusioned with his work and his life, he returns to ask the old man, once again, to help him find The Present. The old man responds, “Only you have the power to find The Present for yourself.” So the young man embarks on a tireless search for this magical gift that holds the secret to his personal happiness and business success. It is only after the young man has searched high and low and given up his relentless pursuit that he relaxes and discovers The Present—and all of the promises it offers. The Present will help you focus on what will make you happy and successful in your work and in your personal life. Like the young man, you may find that it is the best gift you can ever give yourself. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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