How To Change The Direction Of Your Life . . . Read 10 Pages A Day
There is one simple thing you can do every day to change your life . . . read 10 pages a day. It’s easy to do . . . it’s easy not to do. “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” - Dr. Seuss: I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! Make the commitment to read 10 pages a day. That’s it! Why? “People from all walks of life, people with some of the most incredible life experiences, people that have gone from pennies to fortune and from failure to success have taken the time to write down their experiences so that we might share in their wealth of knowledge. They have offered their wisdom and experience so that we can be inspired by it and instructed by it, and so that we can amend our philosophy by it. Their contributions enable us to reset our sail based upon their experiences. They have handed us the gift of their insights so that we can change our plans, if need be, in order to avoid their errors. We can rearrange our lives based on their wise advice.” -Jim Rohn It’s easy to do. It’s just a matter of deciding, a matter of doing. But the excuses begin to pour forth as soon as the challenge is given to read 10 pages a day. I don’t have time to read because . . . Books cost too much, I can’t afford to read good books . . . I don’t know what to read . . .
Let’s break down these excuses for not reading into simple insights to help you develop this incredible life changing habit. I HAVE NO TIME TO READ. Reading is a discipline. If you are committed to changing your life, then you will develop the habit to read 10 pages a day. If you understand the value of reading, you would become disciplined just like the athlete who devotes his time to training and developing skills. It’s easy to do. But easy not to do . . . books don’t jump into your hands . . . they sit there quietly, gathering dust, waiting to be opened and read, devoured by eager minds. “No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.” – Confucius
I CAN’T AFFORD BOOKS TO READ Nonsense! Books are free at the library. In fact, only 3% of the national population owns a library card. The library shelves are filled to overflowing with classics, biographies and self-development books . . . all at no cost to you. Own a computer? You can find a used book to purchase for a few dollars at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Abe Books. Plus, many of the classic self development books are available to download for free.
With technology advances, we now have Kindles and Nooks that make access to books an instant transaction. What’s more, Kindle and Nook owners can share their library of books they have read with other owners. Easy to do . . . easy not to do. It isn’t what the book costs; it’s what it will cost if you don’t read it. -Jim Rohn I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO READ What do you want to change in your life? Find books on that subject and begin to read 10 pages a day. “The best moments in reading are when you come across something – a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things – which you had thought special and particular to you. And now, here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out, and taken yours” – Alan Bennett, The History Boys: The Film Here’s a suggested must read list to get you started. They aren’t listed in order of importance . . . they are ALL classics in self-development, full of knowledge and wisdom to make you think, help you change as you follow your commitment to read 10 pages a day:
The Slight Edge: Jeff Olson
The Way of the Peaceful Warrior: Dan Millman
3. All You Can is All You Can Do, But All You Can Do is Enough: Art Williams 4.
The Happiness Project: Gretchen Rubin
Charles Haanel: The Master Key System
Dale Carnegie: How To Win Friends & Influence People
Napoleon Hill: Think and Grow Rich
Jim Rohn: The 5 Keys To The Life Puzzle
Joe Schroeder: Disciplines of Doership
10. James Allen: As a Man Thinketh 11. Og Mandino: EVERYTHING he ever wrote. 12. Wallace Wattles: The Science of Getting Rich 13. Benjamin Franklin: Autobiography 14. Rich Day Poor Dad: Robert Kiyosaki 15. Awaken the Giant Within: Tony Robbins 16. Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah: Richard Bach 17. Pulling Your Own String: Wayne Dyer 18. Proverbs: King Soloman 19. Atlas Shrugged: Ayn Rand 20. The Go-Getter: Peter B. Kynde
This list is just the catalyst to get you started on your path . . . a journey that will transform your life. Are you ready to change your life? This is the key . . . the simple answer to bring mammoth change . . . read 10 pages a day and hold on . . . it will be magical! Oh, there’s just one more step to follow up on your action plan to read . .. Allow the words of the books to permeate your soul, train your mind in order to take action on what you have read. “A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint…. What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.” ~Henry David Thoreau
About The Author: Trisha Barnes We’re Bruce and Trisha of the Naked Hippies Road Trip! We absolutely DO live life fully - gave up our house in the suburbs, got rid of tons of stuff and moved to the banks of the Missouri River to live at a private campground. (No, it isn’t a nudist campground!) It was where we started to take the steps toward our dream of living and traveling full time in our RV. We started out bare bones naked - nothin’ to our name except our tent and essential stuff - and now we're living full
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