Eminently sensible and practical.”– The New York Times Book Review A true lost classic that can take your life to its fullest potential. Wake Up and Live! has ratings and 46 reviews. Adiee said: 3,5*много харесвам книгите за самоусъвършенстване. тази не е изключение. очаквайте. Dorothea Brande wrote an interesting book on success titled Wake Up And Live, it is not your usual type of read. In this book that is as enjoyable as its formula is.

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I guess there are always sticky notes for my second read. Act as if it were impossible to fail. Looking for More Great Reads?

Read it Forward Read it first. However, having read the text, I can see the validity and purpose behind them and will be performing these exercises over the next weeks.

Stop being self-excusers sorothea Wake Up and Live! Dec 12, Rebecca rated it liked it.

Do the thing and you shall have the power; but they who do not do the thing have not the power. I find the author’s voice very amenable, if slightly old fashioned published in and there are a number of points that are out of date but still useful. May 02, Gail Gibbs rated it it was amazing Shelves: For the last few years I’ve thought most people have self-sabotaging tendencies yet I’d never come across a book that talked about it directly lice now.


Brande also lists twelve exercises, which involve activities to discipline the ego.

Wake Up and Live! by Dorothea Brande

Oct 13, Karl rated it liked it. This is one of those books that is brilliant in its simplicity and in pointing out a lot of things that you corothea know but need reminders of.

After a lifetime of searching she had found the answer. I found myself distracted by some odd references which must have been mainstream conversations at the time.

David Schmidtz – – In Robert Nozick. I will actually need to go back and study the notes taken as I read.

Living Wisely with Our Limits. History of Western Philosophy. Design Your Next Chapter. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Emerson, The Conduct of Life: Humans aren’t issued an instruction manual for training their minds, and most of us muddle through—some hugely successfully and some not.

However, it was saved by some very helpful ideas in the last two chapters. Like exercise we must stretch Powerful read. Emerson on Creativity in Thought and Action. Personal responsibility is the central theme of the book and it is just as foundational now as it was then.


That book, Brande explained, grew out of a period of bounding productivity in her career, which began with her discovery of one basic law of success.

Often these first results are so astonishing that to enumerate them here might alienate readers of a sober dorothew. Act as if it were impossible to fail. The Meanings of Life. One senses she’s on to something big. The Anatomy of Loneliness. The last chapter includes some ideas for helping to develop self-discipline in some diverse areas.

Jun 19, Michael Blain rated it really liked it. The book is full of useful tidbits–some are insights into human nature and some are actions to try. I came across this by accident and since it was short I read it in one or two sittings. Value Theory, Miscellaneous categorize this paper.

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Wake Up and Live!

When fear and ambition clash, she argued, fear inevitably prevails. Especially the 12 Disciplines. However, there are a lot of good points and some interesting case studies.