read to rise

We are all surrounded by books, yet very few of us actually invest their time and energy in reading them. Of course, I’m not talking about the trashy beach reads, but the books in which people from all different walks of life have provided their wisdom to us so that we can use that inspiration and instruction to create a better life for ourselves. 

There are stories of people who have gone from rags to riches, from grueling struggle and failure to success, and have taken the time to write about their own experiences and share the lessons they have learned. And no matter where we go in today’s day and age, it’s easy for us to access this wealth of knowledge, and use it to course-correct, avoid mistakes and rearrange and realign our lives. 

If you’ve been neglecting books that have the potential to change your life, then it’s time to let go of your excuses and start reading today, even if it’s just one page a day.

As Jim Rohn writes, “There is very little difference between someone who cannot read and someone who will not read. The result of either is ignorance. Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary. We must not permit anything to stand between us and the book that could change our lives.”

A few pages read every day by virtue of the Compound Effect, will help you access and implement a wealth of valuable and positive information in a short period of time. 

If we want to become a better version of ourselves and elevate our life, then we have to avoid ignorance at all costs. Instead, we must feed our mind and work towards developing a philosophy that grounds us and guides us as we design a life of meaning and purpose for ourselves. 

As Rohn beautifully puts it, “The habit of reading is a major stepping-stone in the development of a sound philosophical foundation. And in my opinion, it is one of the fundamentals required for the attainment of success and happiness.”