I admire Jack Canfield, the co-author of ‘Chicken Soup for The Soul’ series books. He has to his credit a number of other books as well.
But the one you’ve got to read is:
‘You’ve Got To Read This Book’. (Co-authored by Gay Hendricks.)
Yes, the title of the book IS that. And, you’ve got to read this book!
In this book 55 rich, famous & influential people talk about the point in their lives when they read a book & it changed their life, for better – forever. The book gives insight into these people’s lives. They were nobodies at the time. Like you and me. But, consider, a book changing lives.
Think about it, books changing lives! Ever thought about that? Can a book change someone’s life? Has it changed yours, yet?
Simple books like ‘7 Habits of Highly Effective People’ have helped changed the course of people’s lives. Plain ordinary people, trying to cope with every day ‘problems of LIFE’. One book, and poof…You are a changed person.
Books are like people, I might despise someone that you love (Well..I am different though, I like everyone!). It also depends how receptive one is to a new concepts or thoughts. Most of the times we go through books as if we HAVE to read the book. If we only knew the power of books and how it could change lives.
I recommend a brilliant blog www.wisdomfrombooks.com in which you will find short summaries of some of the best selling titles in the world. You could go through these summaries & buy a book (at old books stores!) if you find something that interests you.
I tried stopping myself from quoting Mark Twain, but couldn’t:
“The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.”
The fact that you are reading this means you are a reader. So, this quote is not for you.
I’d like to know about you, has it happened with you? Did reading a book ever affected you? Changed the way you think about something? Changed your life? If so, then please share in the comments section below.
Have a remarkable life.
Dare to dream!
Follow you passion.