Tim Sanders was a bright kid who despite coming from a broken family thrived at school and won scholarships and was looking forward to a bright future. Though his grandmother Billye was his driving force, his loving father was his ballast and foundation. His world came crashing down the day his father was murdered. Tim lost faith, lost his passion and started drifting. He calls these his sideways years.
One of the most important factors that helped him recover his faith, his stride and not only get back into the game but thrive at it happened to be a book…’Think & Grow Rich’.
This started him on a virtuous loop. His mornings were dedicated to reading great books from the scriptures to inspirational stuff. Good books created good thoughts which in turn lead to good actions.
In his book “Today We Are Rich” Tim Sanders reiterates the importance of feeding your mind good stuff. We all know the importance of reading good books but at the same time we all need to be reminded too. Tim does the reminding very effectively with his fresh and engaging style. It includes personal anecdotes from his own life and that of others that drives home the need to read.
Books give you a depth of thought lacking in blog posts, magazine articles etc.
Like in everyone’s life I had a spell of drifting. For several months in a row I neglected my blog. I simply stopped writing and posting. While I had no good reason to explain that the longer I went without blogging the harder it appeared for me to get back into it.
This is the 3rd blog post I am writing in one month. What finally helped me get back into my game was a conversation with the devil specifically Napolean Hill’s latest book ‘Outwitting The Devil’. In it he dealt at length with drifting. A sore topic for me. This book inspired me to take action. It was another book that inspired me to start this blog several years ago, ‘Flight plan’ by Brian Tracy.
Books have that power. Not only can they educate you, they can inspire you into taking action.
This is true for everyone whether you realize it or not. If you are reading this you have achieved a certain level of traditional schooling and what was it that gave you knowledge besides your teacher.
Traditional schooling books are not even a quarter as valuable as the books you will read after you reach a certain maturity in your life. This is so in all areas of your life from specialized education, spiritual awakening to inspiration.
Readers are leaders
Below are a few books so good they have a place in my home library:
The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari – by Robin Sharma
Awaken The Gian Within – by Anthony Robbins
Unlimited Power – by Anthony Robbins
Flightplan – by Brian Tracy
Your Best Life Now – by Joel Osteen
The Magic Of Thinking Big – by David J Schwartz
The Bhagvad Gita
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People – by Stephen Covey
First Things First – by Stephen Covey
How To Get Rich – by Felix Dennis
How To Win Friends & Influence People – by Dale Carnegie
How To Stop Worrying & Start Living – by Dale Carnegie
Rhinoceros Success – by Scott Alexander
Advanced Rhinocerology – by Scott Alexander
Think & Grow Rich – by Napolean Hill
Flight Plan – by Brian Tracy
Talent Is Overrated – by Geoff Calvin
Re Inventing Yourself – Steve Chandler *****
Please post your favorites.
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