You Learn By Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life
Harper Collins, 2011 M04 26 - 224 páginas
From one of the world’s most celebrated and admired public figures, a wise and intimate book on how to get the most of out life.
Courage is more exhilarating than fear and in the long run it is easier. We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each new thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down.
Eleanor Roosevelt, one of the world’s best loved and most admired public figures, offers a wise and intimate guide on how to overcome fears, embrace challenges as opportunities, and cultivate civic pride: You Learn by Living. A crucial precursor to better-living guides like Mark Nepo’s The Book of Awakening or Robert Persig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, as well as political memoirs such as John F. Kennedy’s Profiles in Courage, the First Lady’s illuminating manual of personal exploration resonates with the timeless power to change lives.
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Actually, it is the power to use whatever you have become conscious of and to
project yourself beyond what you know into new situations and new thoughts,
and develop them, so that you can see things in your mind's eye which you have
... or profession much better prepared both to contribute and to absorb new
impressions. This kind of education provides a constant sharpening of the child's
awareness of his world, a constant challenge to develop and express his
Perhaps the most essential thing for a continuing education is to develop the
capacity to know what you see and to understand what it means. Many people
seem to go through life without seeing. They do not know how to look around
... to understand the meaning of what I saw, everything I encountered became
more interesting and more valuable. It was like a twodimensional picture seen in
three dimensions, with depth. If you can develop this ability to see what you look
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At the end of You Learn by Living, Eleanor Roosevelt writes that she feels that her book advice for personal growth and fulfillment boils down to a handful of principles. It is always helpful to successfully complete smaller steps that carry you gradually towards a larger goal. There are more clearly defined objectives, it will be defined between steps achieved and made visible. that motivates incredible.