Silas Rodriguez is right when he penned these condemning words: “The most effective way to keep information from someone is to put it in a book” . We don’t read anymore.
2 questions for you….WHAT WAS THE LAST BOOK YOU READ ALL THE WAY THROUGH? No cheating, all the way through. So many of us are best known for our bookmarks at around page 50. Think how many books you have on a bookshelf with bookmarks in them. You started them and then something “shiny” distracted you and you started another book.
Second question, WHAT ONE BOOK DO YOU WANT TO READ IN 2013? Pick “A” book to finish in 2013 and read it all the way through. Get crazy and read two, maybe three.
I really want to know what you have read and what you will read. I have always gained by reading books that have touched other people’s lives.
Let me tell you what I have been doing for a couple of decades now….
This is the week that I set my reading schedule for 2013.
I take the 12 months of the year and I put a topic to them and then add 4 books to my briefcase on that topic. It helps me to stay on course. For example, I will do something like this….
April….THE HOLY SPIRIT
and so on, and so on.
Pick a topic each month and get ONE BOOK for that topic.
I believe it was J. Oswald Sanders that said “leaders are readers.” All the great leaders I have met and read about are and were readers. Listen closely, no one is going to write your biography because you watched a lot of movies and have a big DVD library. Probably the time it takes you to watch a movie, you can knock out 1/3 of a book. Give it a shot in 2013.
Some wisdom from Dr Seuss for you:
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go…..so Be awesome! Be a book nut!” Dr Seuss