A quote that has impacted my life is this:
“As a man thinkith in his heart, so is he.”
What does that mean in English? Who you think you are, what you think about, and how you think determines who you are! “The only difference between a ditch digger and a millionaire is how he thinks and how it spends his time.”
Well, how do you control your thoughts?
You control your thoughts by what you feed your mind. That’s why I started waking up in the mornings, finding quiet time with God, and reading my Bible. That has helped me tremendously, but I still felt like I needed more on top of that.
The last few months I started watching shows on Netflix. Finishing missed episodes of “Star Trek” and discovering “Walking Dead.” Those aren’t bad, but they aren’t going to help me live a life that matters. Instead of spending ours feeding my mind a fantasy world, how much better is it if I spend some of that time feeding myself good books?
In college, while I was in Amway, I used to read every single day from a personal development book before bed. I grew TREMENDOUSLY as a person. I recently realized I had gotten out of the habit. How do we forget these things?!
So as of a few days ago, I’ve committed to reading a few chapters from a book every night before bed. I’m starting a new book called, “An Enemy Called Average.” (If you want to check it out, click that link) Just the title stirs up something inside of me.
I’ve been called to live a life of significance. To succeed at the highest levels. …Average? Yuck.
I’ve finished the first few chapters and it’s jammed full of wisdom. I’ll share with you things that are impacting me as I get through this.
Have you been in a habit of reading and growing yourself? What books have you always wanted to read? Why not start with me? :)