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Lessons from a Third Grade Dropout: How the Timeless Wisdom of One Man Can Impact an Entire Generation Hardcover – February 5, 2019
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A USA TODAY and Wall Street Journal bestseller! Learn how to live a life of character and integrity—by following the simple advice of a third grade dropout. Be inspired by the book behind Dr. Rick Rigsby’s viral graduation speech.
After his wife died, Rick Rigsby was ready to give up. The bare minimum was good enough. Rigsby was content to go through the motions, living out his life as a shell of himself. But then he remembered the lessons his father taught him years before— incredibly simple, yet incredibly profound.
These lessons weren’t about advanced mathematics or the secrets of the stock market. They were quite straightforward, in fact, as Rigsby’s father never made it through third grade. But if this man’s instructions were powerful enough to inspire one of his children to earn a Ph.D. and another to become a judge—imagine what they can do for you.
While Rick Rigsby’s father was a third-grade dropout, he was a man who never hid behind any excuse. A man who never allowed his problems or lack of a formal education to determine his present or affect his future. A man who realized that destiny was a choice and not a chance.
In Lessons from a Third Grade Dropout, Rigsby shares the simple lessons from his father that will transform your mindset, including:
- Remain true to yourself
- Think the best at all times
- Give your best regardless of the circumstances
- Keep standing no matter what
Join Rigsby as he dusts off time-tested beliefs and shares his father’s impactful, far-reaching story—of how a life can be enhanced, of how a corporate culture can be changed, of how a family can be united—by living the simple lessons of a third-grade dropout.
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Dr. Rigsby Featured in a Goalcast Viral Video
In 2017, Dr. Rick Rigsby delivered one of the most passionate speeches ever heard. Over 200 million people worldwide viewed the speech in a video that went viral in just a matter of days.
The book behind Dr. Rick Rigsby’s viral graduation speech, Lessons from a Third Grade Dropout, features the secrets to success that Dr. Rigsby's father instilled in him, propelling him to lead a life of character and integrity.
A USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestseller!
This book reacquaints readers with the wisdom—the common sense that was practiced simply and unwittingly by those who represent a generation gone by, including:
- Working hard without complaining
- Doing whatever was necessary to support their families
- Taking pride in doing a good job
- Having high expectations for themselves and those they were responsible for
- Publisher : Thomas Nelson (February 5, 2019)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 208 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1404109331
- ISBN-13 : 978-1404109339
- Item Weight : 9.6 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.7 x 7.75 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #214,944 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #1,710 in Christian Self Help
- #2,399 in Happiness Self-Help
- #3,018 in Success Self-Help
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The book didn't have quite as much impact as the live speech, but I wasn't disappointed. Rick Rigsby learned how to stand firm from his father, a third grade dropout who manifested character and integrity. The wisdom of his father's generation has been lost in later generations, and the author wants everyone to have the common sense--and above all, the common decency--that he learned from his father's word and example.
I'm only a generation younger than his father, and I was raised with the same values by wise parents who exhibited utmost integrity and character. Everything the author wrote resonated with my own experience. How much better our society would be if younger people learned this wisdom.