Read to Succeed

“Ten reasons why reading good books is a key to success:

* Reading good books has the side effect of inducing feelings of optimism, peace of mind and desire.
* Self-help books and success literature encourage you to focus your viewpoint on the future and not dwell in the past.
* When you read personal development books you get inspired and want to set new goals for yourself.
* Reading about success and successful people gives you something to aspire to.
* The stories and lessons found in many books provide hope that there is always something better waiting in your future.
* Some books will encourage you to imagine and picture what you want for your career and your life.
* Good books open your mind to new ideas and ways of looking at things.
* Books can teach you how to relate to and lead others in more positive and productive ways.
* Reading can increase your value to your employer and your profession.
* Books will open more doors to opportunity, growth and success in all areas of your life.”

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1 comment:

  1. Who do you regard as a "successful person"? I know one person who is regarded as "successful" (in terms of wealth, recognition, etc.), and she is not a happy person and, when she talks, she talks in cliches--I think in fact the word "successful" has itself become a cliche. Would we use the word "successful" to describe Shakespeare, Milton or Wordsworth -- no! We would use words like genius, brilliant, men of distinction. I'm still looking for someone who would meet my definition of "successful" -- but now that I think of it, I don't think I'll use the word anymore.