Life Is Tremendous by Charlie Tremendous Jones is filled with humour, wisdom. and down to earth, in your face truths about how to live life how God intended you to live it.
It is my 3rd favourite non-fiction book of all time.
Here are some of the notes I have underlined and made notations beside in my copy of the book.
"The value of this book won't be in your remembering what I say but rather in remembering what you think as a result of what I say.
"Learning to live begins with developing positive attitudes and your inner vision."
"First, you must be learning to say something positive to everybody all the time."
"I believe it is possible to say something positive to everybody about everything all the time if we want to."
"if you'll cultivate the habit of saying something positive to everybody, you won't have to say something to everyone; your image will promote a positive atmosphere wherever you go."
"Second, be learning to see something positive in everything that happens."
"If I don't get excited about what I don't like to do, I don't get much that I do like to be excited about."
"Real life is doing what you ought to do."
"Even in discouragement and defeat, discipline will spur you to keep constructively busy while you leave doubt, worry, and self-pity."
"The secret to a happy marriage is not compatibility, it is integrity, the integrity of the tow people to make the marriage decision, make it truly theirs, and die by it.
Leadership is probably the most misunderstood word in our vocabulary today. Leadership is not personality. Leadership is not a position, nor is leadership endowed to a certain few. Leadership is that certain something that is "bought" with a price. Bought with a price that can be paid by anyone, anytime, anywhere and YOU are as much a leader today as you are going to be, because the price you are paying today is determining the leader you will be tomorrow. Everyone has an obligation as well as the privilege to lead at something. Leadership begins with a simple decision to pay the price and ends the moment you cease to pay it. The price:
Book Review by Louis Sportelli, D.C.
One of the greatest books to ever cross my path is Life Is Tremendous, by Charles "T" Jones. I have given more than 500 of these books to patients and friends because of the humorous style. It is packed with the wisdom of the ages. Life Is Tremendous allows you to laugh at yourself, pray for problems, and learn how to establish the basic fundamentals of success... as a person.
Books are the silver of the mind. If left on the shelf, they tarnish, but if read, they give your mind the glitter of new ideas and the shine of a renewed motivation to solve the challenges of life and success. When a book like Life Is Tremendous is experienced and shared, the benefits are two-fold. First, to the receiver, in new knowledge and attitude; and secondly, to the giver, in knowing they have touched a person's life.
Laughter is what Life Is Tremendous promotes, along with an inspection of one's attitude. Perhaps the best way to describe what occurs was said by Victor Hugo: "I like the laughter that opens the lips and the heart, that shows at the same time pearls of the soul."