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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87  ·  rating details  ·  3,402 ratings  ·  319 reviews
A Timely Gift From the Author of Who Moved My Cheese?
Spencer Johnson, M.D.

Dr. Spencer Johnson’s stories of timeless, simple truths have changed the work and lives of millions of readers around the world. Now comes an insightful new tale of inspiration and practical guidance for these turbulent times.

The Present

The Present is the best gift you can receive because it makes y
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Published September 23rd 2003 by Random House Audio (first published February 1st 1981)
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Reem Tharwat

كان يمكن تلخيص ما يريد الكاتب إصاله في صفحه أو صفحتين بالكثير ... يكرر المعلومه بأكثر من طريقة ويستغبي القارئ بشكل مستفز
الكتاب تدور فكرته هو الإستمتاع باللحظة الحالية والتركيز عليها مع التعلم من الماضي والتجارب السابقة ووضع المستقبل في الحسبان.
Mar 09, 2009 Amanda rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all adults and children who are old enough to understand complicated things
Recommended to Amanda by: I found it at the library
This was written by the same guy as "Who Moved My Cheese" and is an excellent short little motivational book for people who need a better perspective on life. You can easily read it in a few minutes and I'm very glad I found it because it has helped me see things differently. Dr. Johnson has a unique gift for teaching you things about life through parallels that anyone can understand. I think his work is brilliant and I would recommend it to anybody who doesn't mind self-help books. My husband w ...more
A very interesting book that emphasizes four things:
1. Concentrating on the present (the best present)
2. Learning from the past
3. Planning for the future
4. Having a goal

Now I like Spencer Johnson. I wanna read "Who Moved my Cheese" now.
Debbie "DJ" Wilson
A little Jen of a book. While there are many books focusing on living in the present, I really liked the simplicity of this, and how it was told through story. It helped me to remember what is most important in life. I too, am thankful for the gift of "The Present."
عبد العزيز بن يحيا
كتاب يحمل الكثير من القيم الخاصة بالراحة النفسية التي تجعل الإنسان يعيش بحدود يومه ويتعلم من ماضيه ويصنع مستقبله.

وجدت كتاب "الهدية" الذي جذبني من عنوانه وعكفت عليه وقرأته ولا أدري كم في الحقيقة قضيت لقراءته. المهم أنني قرأته وراق لي كثيرا.
إذ يتحدث عن الحاضر وكيف يجب على الإنسان ألا يكدر صفو يومه بالعيش بالماضي أين التجارب السيئة التي عاشها فيحيى حتضره مطمئنا بكل ما فيه من تفاصيل ويعمل على بناء مستقبله بتسطير أهداف يقدم كل يوم ولو القليل من أجلها ولا يدع كذلك الاهتمام بالمستقبل يفقده ويبعده عن ال
Hyun H
this book gave me the chance to look at me who have been living in the world. Especailly, about my passed, present, and my furture.....

for a long time, i think that it is not important for me to do my life in present. but, present is my present(Gift). i will do my best in my life. and i will prepare for my furture.
May 07, 2008 Yulia rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: idiots who'd like to think reading this will help them appreciate life
Shelves: idiotic
This could actually inspire rather amusing birthday cards:

(on front of card) Dear, I have a present for you.

(inside) It's right here, every moment of your life.
Breathe in (unless you're in China, have severe allergies, or are around smokers).
Enjoy (unless you have insomnia and really would prefer to go to sleep).
Take note of each second (unless you're taking a test, in which case checking your watch would only waste time).
See your world anew each moment (unless you're taking a memory or other
الكتاب حلو جدا ...
أسلوب بسيط بالظبط كأن جدك بيحكيلك ..
بس فى نفس الوقت عميق بيساعدك على فهم نظرية الماضى والحاضر والمستقبل
كتاب صغير 106 صفحات
بس اقتبست من كمية اقتباسات رائعة ...

كل حد عايز يبقي حاجة نصيحة اقرأه =))
The Present-

Three Ways to Use your Present Moments
To Enjoy Your Work And Life, Now!


When you want to be happier and more effective


When you want to make the present better than the past


When you want to make the future better that the present
Suzanne Moore
The story tells about a precious present that when found will make you forever happy! You can't get it by wishing, or looking anywhere, because you already have it. Once you realize what it is, you will be content... only you can give yourself the precious present.

This book taught me to make the most out of each moment and to learn that good or bad, the present is where you are and what matters most... go with it. You can't go back and relive or change the past. Future plans aren't always the sa
Self help, executive coaching, life management. Takeaways: (a) Live in the present - When you want to be happy and successful. Focus on what is right now. Use your purpose to respond to what is important now; (b) Learn from the past - When you want to make the present better than the past. Look at what happened in the past. Learn something valuable from it. Do things differently in the present; (c) Plan for the future - When you want to make the future better than the present. See what a wonderf ...more
When I first started reading this book, I found it a little cheesy because it is written in such a simplistic way, and the story line is somewhat bland. However, it got better and it had some valid points. My favorite quote in this book is, "It is hard to let go of the past if you have not learned from the past. As soon as you learn and let go you improve the present."
أمّجاد محمد
ساعة ونصف هي المدة التي أستغرتها في قراءة هذا الكتاب :$ ، كمية جمممال فيه وااااو
ربما لأني أمر بفترة عصيبة هذه الأيام، فأحسست أن ذاك الشاب يمثلني ")
خصوصاً فيما يتعلق بالحاضر وكيف يعيشه ، يااه جميل ، سأهديه لأحدهم لابد من ذلك ()
وصدقاً صدقاً كتاب جميل وانصح به لكن فيه عيب :( , التكرار الذي حدث
وأسلوب الكاتب في النهاية بسيط كأنه يحدث طفل في الرابعة من عمره وذاك عيبه فقط !
The Precious Present was a lovely little book that reminds me to concentrate on living in the present & not to focus on the past or the future too much. I would recommend it to anyone who might need a gentle reminder not to dwell on the past or worry too much about the future.
Alaa Bahabri
لدي قناعة أن كتب تطوير الذات مثل الدواء، لا يحتجها الجميع ، ولا في كل وقت، هناك أشخاص يحتاجون قراءتها باستمرار، وهناك أشخاص يمرون ببعض الفترات التي يحتاجونها,,

و سبنسر جونسون متخصص في أدوية/(كتب التطوير) المتعلقة بالتغيير، فمنذ كتابه الأول : من الذي حرك قطعة الجبن الخاصة بي، وهو يطرح أفكاراً شتى تساعد الأشخاص الذين يمرون بمراحل تغيير في حياتهم
(peaks and valleys)وبرأيي أن أفضل ما كتب هو كتاب (من الذي حرك قطعة الجبن) ، و ثم هذا الكتاب، و آخرها كتاب

و المختلف في هذا الكتاب، هو حديثه عن الماضي والحا
This was my first Spencer Johnson read. I must say it is pragmatic for people who are so much worried about their past and future that they don't realize the importance of the gift which they possess right now - "The Present". Its a nice book which conveys its message in form of a simple and light story, which lets you think more while you read. As the book itself says that you can either learn a lot if you want to or nothing. So if you stop by after every few pages, relating to yourself, I am s ...more
بسمة الأمل
حسناً.. لقد قرأت سابقاً للكاتب نفسه " من حرّك قطعة الجبن الخاصة بي " كان كتاباً خفيفاً ظريفاً ذا مغزى وقصة لطيفة..
وقد توقعت أن يكون هذا الكتاب أيضاً بنفس المستوى ، ولكن للأسف لقد خيب ظنّي بعض الشيء..!
إنّ مأخذي على هذا الكتاب أنّه يحمل فكرة كان بوسع الكاتب أن يختصرها في بضع وريقات فقط !
استشعرتُ بأنّه قد بذل جهداً كبيراً لجعل الكتاب يصل إلى 100 صفحة ، ليته وفرّ على نفسه كل هذا الجهد واستثمره لإنتاج عمل آخر ذا فائدة أكبر ..
إنّ فكرة الكتاب تقوم ببساطة على ثلاث نقاط ، هي :-
العيش في الحاضر ، بمعنى أن
Chrismpadgett Padgett
This book is pretty lame. Sit on the toilet for fifteen minutes and you’ll finish it. Play with the title for ten seconds and you have the whole book figured out. It has 74 pgs (could have been written in seven?) and is published by Doubleday. I finished it over three years ago and remember feeling a beautiful blanket of blah wrap over me.
What is it about? The importance of the present moment! There you go. It is like Who moved my Cheese, yet for me, nothing like that book at all; that is funny
سعيد الوائلي
الكتاب رائع، ويحمل أفكار جميلة عن كيفية التركيز على الحاضر والتعلم من الماضي والتخطيط للمستقبل. الكتاب ركز بشكل كبير على أهمية الحاضر وأرتباطه بسعادة المرء. السبب الوحيد في منح هذا الكتاب ثلاث نجوم هو كثرة الأطالة من المؤلف في سرد القصة، أشعر أن الكتاب يمكن أختصار ما فيه في صفحة واحدة.

بالرغم من كل ذلك...الكتاب حقق نجاحات كبيرة وتمت ترجمته إلى أكثر من أربعين لغة، والكاتب له سجل إنجازات كبيرة على الصعيد الشخصي.
عادل خالد
كتاب جميل خفيف ولطيف يتكلم بشكل مشوق عن قصة رائعة فيها حكم مفيدة
باختصار تعلم من الماضي واصنع المستقبل لكن عيش الحاضر بكل حواسك
وليكن لك هدف

هذه اعظم هدية تتلقاها واعظم هديه تهديها لمن تحب :)

This book is one of these simple and good books. You can grab it and finish it on one go, its uncomplicated style adds to the joy of covering through the message of the book.

The book entails many thoughts and ideas that might be simple to a human, but it is of great quality if deeply considered. Ideas on how to improve your life, and make your life more joyful and energetic, hence enjoying what you do, no matter what it is. In addition, it is presented in an easily understandable manner. The org
Jbb Lim
I'm not a big fan of self-help books maybe it's due to my family influence brought up. Trying very hard not to sound too religious or holier-than-thou, we somehow are able to inter-relate most of the self-helped books via The Scriptures (aka The Bible).

In many ways, this book has taught and introduced really great concepts in order to allow one to move on with it's formula. I like how the story imparted it's formula on a gradual basis which allows one to be reminded again and again on the concep
Ziyad Elgendy
يتلخص الكتاب في جملة واحدة "اذا كنت تريد عيش الحاضر سعيدا واكثر نجاحا ركز على اللحظة الحالية وعلى ماهو صحيح وخير فيها ،واذا كنت ترغب بحاضر أفضل من الماضي فتعلم منه، واذا كنت ترغب بمستقبل أفضل من الحاضر فضع هدفا وخطة واقعية لتنفيذه وابدا من اليوم بصنع المستقبل"
*لا حاجة لقراءة الكتاب وخصوصا بالاجزاء المتعلقة بـ "قبل وبعد القصة"الا اذا كان قصد الكاتب منها أمثلة لكيفية مساعدتك وليس كنوع من الكبرياء بأن من يقرا الكتاب يمكن ان يغير حياة كل من يقابله وكان العالم سيصبح أفضل فقط بهذه القصة ، وكما كتب عن
It's akin to Peaks and Valleys - story with morals - one person narrating to the other - old man teaching n preaching young boy, who later becomes a man - he starts realising words of old man - preaches to others when he himself becomes old man - that previous old man dies...

but nice book
Anish Antony
Feb 05, 2014 Anish Antony rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those who interest to have an easy going read
A simple book that teaches the 3 ingredients of life to make it more happy, beautiful and successful.

> Learn from your PAST
> Live in the PRESENT
> Create your FUTURE

All have been hearing these from our childhood and hence the book never gave me a refreshing feeling or a thought of newness. It also conveys the message of helping others and to maintain healthy relationship with others.
According to Spencer, Being more successful means becoming more of who you are capable of being. Each of u
عش في الحآضـــر
تعلم من المـآضي
أصنـــع المستقبل

تخيل مايمكن أن يكون علية المستقبل الباهر.
ضع خطة وآقعية.
أصنع شيئاً اليوم من أجل صنع المستقبل.
تعرف على هدفك.
استكشف طرقاً مختلفة لجعل العمل والحيآة أكثــر معنى.
Shimaa srour
تستطيع تلخيص الافكار المطروحة في أربع جمل
-انسى ماضيك وتعلم منه مايفيدك مستقبلا ثم تجاوزه نهائيا
-استثمر كل طاقاتك الذهنية والجسدية في لحظتك الحاضرة واستمتع بما تقوم به الان في اللحظة الراهنة فقط
-ارسم مستقبلا واقعيا وضع خطوات واضحة وصريحة لما يمكنك ان تفعله مستقبلا لتحقيق خطتك
-حاول ان تكون ايجابيا وشخصيا متفاعلا يحمل هدفا واضحا لمجتمعه

بالتالي كان من الممكن أن يستعيض المؤلف عن 100 صفحة ب10 فقط ويستطيع أن يضمن قصته الساذجة أيضا داخل ال10 صفحات بكل سهولة
اكره كل ما يتعلق بالتمنية البشرية من كتب او مح
We often live in the past and in the future but forget to live Now. This simple, easy to read book can remind us to value "the present" more if we want to live more happily and less stress.
يتضمن الكتاب

نصائح عن كيفية ان تكون اكثر

فعالية ونجاحا في الحياة والعمل

تتلخص في

التعلم من الماضي

العيش في الحاضر

صنع المستقبل

وضع هدف معين في الحياة


Michelle Johnson
I waffled between three and four stars for this book. I had to read it for a college Personal Effectiveness class. I liked it because it was short and easy to read, which is about all my brain could handle at the end of a tough semester. Its message to focus and concentrate on the present and not on the failures of the past is a good message, one just needs to remember to stop and focus. Planning for the future will eliminate alot of stress that might also be interfering in your happy present. I ...more
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