In 20,000 Day’s and Counting, Robert D. Smith plans out the the next 20,000 days of his life. In this very practical, quick read, Mr. Smith provides details of his plan to live his life with more intensity, conviction, and intention.
Mr. Smith makes it clear that life is short, but if you manage your events – not time – when you do little things in life, then they will culminate into huge accomplishments that can leave a legacy behind, well after you are gone.
This book was very interesting to me. First it was a very practical and a quick read, under an hour. I actually read the book twice. The book did challenge me to continue to live my life with intention. Not to make excuses that I don’t have time to do what I have passion for. But to make time for those things that I really love to do, and for the people that I care about.
The author made me think about my own life and I was even able to relate to his sense that he would die at a young age. When I was growing up I thought that I would die at age 30. I am now 41, and I realize that I did die at age 30, when tragedy struck close to home. But even more importantly I realize I died to my old-self and was born to a new me, to live a life with passion and determination.
The book is laid-out in three parts which was very easy to understand and follow. It was a detailed plan of his next 20,000 days that anyone can follow. I certainly plan to follow many of his points.
Mr. Smith successfully conveyed Biblical truth in his book. I especially enjoyed reading Psalm 90:12, “teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” This Psalm sums up the the book and how important it is to live life the way God intended for us to live it.
I would recommend this book to anyone that needs an extra push to live their next 20,000 days with purpose. Pick this book up. You will be glad you did, and it will lead you to a life of no excuses but of one of purpose, centered around bringing God glory.
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