The Need To Read – Another Great Reason From Tim Sanders

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.

All of us that read this post can benefit from it.


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2 comments ↓

#1 Debbie on 10.27.11 at 12:23 pm

For those ‘drifting’ times – How to Survive Without A Salary – Charles Long
The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom – Suze Orman
Secrets of a Millionaire Mind – T. Harv Eker
The Passion Test – Janet & Chris Atwood
Inspiration – Dr. Wayne Dyer

#2 http://www.ebook-of-the-week.com/blog on 11.06.11 at 7:58 am

Thanks Debbie.
I read ‘Secrets of a millionaire mind’ and ‘The passion test’.
They are exceptionally good books.
I will check out the others.

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