Make Today Count by John Maxwell

maketodaycountI was just looking; I wasn’t going to buy anything. Until I saw this little book with a bold red and white cover and an interesting title. In fact, I liked the subtitle even better. I read it on the flight back from Singapore last month, and started re-reading it this week. Here’s a piece from the Introduction:

You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. You see, success doesn’t just suddenly occur one day in someone’s life. For that matter, neither does failure. Each is a process. Every day of your life is merely a preparation for the next. What you become is the result of what you do today. In other words… you are preparing for something. The way you live your life today is preparing you for tomorrow. The questions is, What are you preparing for? As my father used to tell me when I was growing up, “You can pay now and play later, or you can play now and pay later. But either way, you are going to pay.”

The book has twelve chapters – a dozen to focus on daily: Attitude, Priorities, Health, Family, Thinking, Commitment, Finances, Faith, Relationships, Generosity, Values and Growth. I’ll be happy to give my copy to the first person who asks.

15 thoughts on “Make Today Count by John Maxwell

  1. I would love to read this book! It sounds like it would have a lot to offer me at the current point I’m at in my life. It’s not often that we realize the importance of taking advantage of each day that is given to us and making the most of that day, both for the present and the future. Can I have your book? 🙂


  2. Thanks for sharing that bit of wisdom. Another book you might like is “Peaks and Valleys” by Spencer Johnson. I wrote a post about it on my blog or you can find it on the internet. The book is written in a story format. It says peaks and valleys are connected. It talks about how bad times (valleys) were the result of bad decisions we made, just as good times (peaks) were the result of good decisions we made. Take care.


  3. Would be on the look out for this book on my next visit to the bookshop. Another very interesting book I read recently was The secret by Rhonda Byrans. Great material on positive thinking and attracting the best life has to offer.


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