Reading is Powerful

With so many distractions nowadays, it is no wonder reading is slowly becoming a lost art. But do you know that the average number of books read by a CEO is 60 books per year? Most people don’t even read a single one and I wonder why most of them are average.

For most people, it is not easy to get through even a single book. This is especially true given the fast-paced lifestyle we have today. Reading is a page-by-page process, just like success is a step-by-step process. See the correlation yet? When you start to read regularly, you are actually getting yourself used to the often slow and patient process of becoming successful.

Reading is also a very relaxing activity. People like to say, “I have no time to read.” I always avoid using phrases such as “I have no time” and “I am busy”. These phrases immediately put you in a state of deficiency. If you are someone who is found guilty of over-utilizing such phrases, I urge you to stop doing so. Instead, be clear about what you are busy with. Instead of saying “I have no time”, why not say something like “I am currently working on something that is extremely important and meaningful to me”. How does that feel? People nowadays are also very guilty of over-relying on their digital gadgets. I admit that I am one of them. Therefore, reading gives me a chance to look away from the electronic screens and that is something I really appreciate doing.

Those innocuous-looking books lying on your bookshelf are actually extremely powerful! In the olden days, whenever a new king or emperor was crowned, the first group of people being captured, tortured, and executed was the scholars who wrote intelligent books and poems. This is because although these writers give a kind of feeble impression on the outside, the things they contemplate on a daily basis can be highly influential and can become a threat to the leader’s position and direction.

Books such as, Think and Grow Rich, the Intelligent Investor, the Richest Man in Babylon, the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, the Millionaire Next Door, Rich Dad, Poor Dad, and How to Win Friends and Influence People, are some of the most acclaimed books. Have you read them yet? Why not? Do you think that reading them will make any difference to your current situation?

Personally, I believe that one of the biggest reasons why most of us aren’t reading is because, for many of us, reading is an activity that was forced upon us when we were younger. This caused many of us to have a negative connotation of reading. On top of that, we are being judged by what we read and how well we know what we read. No wonder most of us stop reading and learning altogether, the moment we graduated from school.

You may not realize that magical things happen when you start reading. When you choose to read, you are choosing to give up other activities that are more fun and enjoyable, like going shopping or watching a film on Netflix. You have made a commitment, and people who commit, succeed. You have chosen to invest and when you invest, return on investment can be expected.

A few days ago, I decided to give the Aim for the Moon Mindset away for free as my personal Thanksgiving gift to my readers. It was a pleasant surprise to see it reach #16 of the top 100 free Amazon Best Seller’s Motivational Business Management category. To those who have read it, I hope you like it. For those who haven’t, you can still download the Aim for the Moon Mindset for free (but for a very limited time left) by clicking here.

A Personal Thanksgiving Message and a Gift From Me to You

Thanksgiving is a special day where we give thanks to the amazing things that come into our lives. I believe in most people’s minds, the first thing that they are thankful for will be their family. I am no different. The family is in our lives for a reason. They make our struggles a little more meaningful. We always work harder when we have others to work hard for and often, those others are our loved ones.

I am also thankful to have found my purpose. For many years, I do not know what my purpose is. I was well-fed, well-sheltered, but devoid of any purpose in life. Just like a zoo animal. We are all here for a major purpose but, sadly, most people will go to their graves without even knowing what their true purpose is.

Last but not least, I want to thank you. If you are reading this, I just want you to know that I’m extremely thankful because without you, my journey would be so lonely. So, if success is your kind of topic, let’s continue to talk about it and help spread more positivity to other people who need it.

To thank you and to celebrate Thanksgiving, the Aim for the Moon Mindset will be free from 26 November 2021 onwards, for a limited time only. So, quickly get your copy now. Happy Thanksgiving!

Read and Become Successful

If you’re smart, you’ll read. If you’re serious about becoming successful, you’ll read.

Success comes from taking massive actions. Unfortunately, massive actions don’t just happen. They come after we’ve nourished our mind with an abundance of knowledge, motivations and inspirations.

Imagine someone starting to get serious about reading one book per month at 20. When she’s 30, she’d have read at least 120 books. When she’s 40, she’d have read at 240 and when she’s 50, she’d have read 360 of them.

Imagine all the wisdom she’d have gained from the reading. And imagine how much she’d know as compared to someone who never even opened a book a year.

Happiness and Success

Some people don’t want to be successful. They swear that they don’t. They just want to be happy.

But what if they can be both successful and happy?

Success brings happiness. Happiness, often is just a byproduct of success.

Sure, success means making decisions to sacrifice fun. Happiness means sitting on the couch, with a bag of chips, watching TV.

But success is also our duty as people given the chance to have a place on earth. And living in alignment with that will bring us the most immense of happiness.

So, why choose only to be happy. Why not kill two birds with one stone?

Little Readers

Kids are often advised to read. They are told that reading is a good habit and will help them increase their knowledge.

But why do so few of these kids continue to read after they become adults. After all, the average person reads only 1 book a year. Where did it go wrong?

The benefits of reading is unquestionable. Indeed, it is a great habit and it help us to increase our knowledge.

But what were those adults thinking when they were giving those advises? What do they expect from the kids when it’s apparent that “good habit” and “increase knowledge” means absolutely nothing to them.

The best way to encourage kids from taking action is to speak their language. What is fun for them? What are the rewards for them? Is it something cool? Are their role models avid reader as well?

How many kids will really get excited about cultivating good habits and having their knowledge increased?

And most of the time, the adults giving the advice don’t even enjoy reading themselves.

Then, how can we convince the kids that reading is really beneficial to them?