I am a HUGE fan of reading. It seems that most of us get out of school thinking, “I don’t have to read anything again!” They’re wrong on so many counts if they want to get ahead, make a difference, and help others.
I had the great honor of being friends with and being mentored by Mr. Tremendous, Charlie “Tremendous” Jones, a Christian motivational speaker who was a member of the Speaker’s Hall of Fame and spoke worldwide for over 50 years. There is no better “selling” point for reading than Charlie’s famous line, “You’ll be the same person in five years except for two things: the people you meet and the books you read.” It’s just true, you the person you become is most heavily influenced by who you are around and what you read and allow in your brain!!
To really analyze where you are going, analyze those things. To change who you are and where you’re headed, change who you hang around and what you read. Reading good books is one of the best investments you’ll ever make in yourself.
Take a minute to really look at what you allow in your head and heart then ask Chad to come speak to your group about reading the right kinds of books!
Hint: They probably aren’t on some bookstores’ employees’ list or on Oprah’s recommended reading lists, but they ARE classic and they DO make an impact!!