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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Wake Up and Live!

Wake Up and Live! All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this: It is not hard to ignore the fact that we are doing much less than we are able to do, very little of what we had planned even modestly to accomplish before a certain age, and never probably, all that we had hoped. We fail where we might have succeeded by spending the same power and time. I didn’t know what to expect from this book but I enjoyed it.

Callaway – – In R. This is an odd, maybe brilliant book. Dec 18, Andrew Corrie rated it liked it.

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find the author’s voice very amenable, if slightly old fashioned published in and there are a number of points that are out of date but still useful. Science Logic and Mathematics. Jul 09, David M. Stay in Touch Sign up. Dec 07, Nicole rated it liked it. This is not another one of those dorlthea indulgent introspective exercise that ends with no concrete or life-changing result.

That is the talisman, the formula, the command of right-about-face which turns us from failure towards wak. Brande also lists twelve exercises, which involve activities to discipline the ego. In other words we literally are very often our own worst enemies when it comes to orchestrating our failures.


The young lady was so impressed by what she was typing that she quit her job, went into business for herself, and in two months owned her own agency, employing three girls to help her. Personal responsibility is the central theme of the book and it is just as foundational now as it was then. Nov 06, Teri Temme anf it it was amazing. The solution is far simpler.

After all, why have a copy?

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Valerie Eake – – Oxford University Press. It was not wholly clear what r I came across this by accident and since it was short I read it in one or branee sittings. Most of the first part of this book is fascinating, talking about the ways we make ourselves fail. If the reader does make it past those initial 38 pages, they will discover that the author finally commences to share the means by which we can overcome our desire to fail: There is a difference between day dreaming and deciding that there is a mental strategic process needed to erode away the behavior of anv under the radar of comfort of doing what appears to be safe or natural for us.

Wake Up and Live! by Dorothea Brande

Maybe it is just that they weren’t at all what I expected. I would definitely see if your library has this and then decide if you want to buy livs copy and refer back to it. The earlier chapters of the book look at the way that most of us subconsciously look for failure. A life changing read.


I came across this by accident and since it was short I read it in one or two sittings. This may be the most inspirational book I’ve ever read. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Brande’s route for getting there basically involves taking charge and trying—seeing that one can make a choice, dotothea by effort. Got a little hectoring in tone towards the end, although it offers some amusing and challenging exercises. In February,Wake Up and Live! Excellent I would have given it five stars, and intended to do so right from the start of this great book, but the “twelve disciplines” lost me.

What that best may be, what its farthest reaches may include, we can discover only by freeing ourselves completely from the Will to Fail. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The earlier section doeothea offer some helpful insight into what prevents people from accomplishing their goals, which is worthwhile, but also dirothea bit draining to read. A Life Worth Living. The Monkey Is the Messenger.

Probably in some perverse way, it means the book is good and its message works. I was so disappointed when our dog tore part of it up one day while I was at work. Oh again, “we must act as if it were impossible to fail”.