This is something we need to tell ourselves every time we get up in the morning or every time we are challenged or fail! I fully believe I am meant for greater things and I am closer to discovering that as each new day comes alive for me.
I am very proud of myself. I finished “Black Hole Focus by Isaiah Hankel PhD, I will tell you more about it Wednesday. It was a 230 page book that I finished in 10 days. I am not so much proud of the amount of pages I have read but more so that I am building the routine to read everyday just like last month I was building the routine to be more active and eat better. This month I will learn more and more the more I read. I am only in my 2nd week and I feel completely inspired off of just one book! Reading fills the mind and warms the heart. Everyone should read something regularly. By reading you can also discover that you really are meant for greater things in life!
Everyone reading this knows full well the impact that reading has on our lives. It changes your level of knowledge, your level of creativity and changes your life. What you choose to read is a big reflection on your life. If you choose to read The Onion or The National Inquirer where do you think your life is going? It is going into a world of negativity where you really don’t have big plans to amount to anything in your life. Now, if you read something like Discover or Success magazine, you seek inspiration and fuel to achieve in your own creative goals. Read to be inspired, there are many paths reading can take you: You can read to promote your spiritual path, you can read to increase your knowledge on select subjects or you can read things just to get the gears in your brain to turn. I know this is cliche but there are tons of blogs out there worth reading and following. You just have to look for them. The list of things you can read and the paths you can take with it are endless but ultimately what you read will affect your life even in ways you don’t realize.
What you watch can have the same effects as reading. Those reality show, what are you really getting out of them? You are not getting anything worth taking to your future. Aside from a few documentaries and positively inspiring programs I cannot really think of a whole lot of good things to watch on TV. The internet is a plethora of videos. How many epic fail video compilations do you need to watch to look past the temporary laughter and realize you yourself are failing epically at a life that has so much potential? To find the positive and inspiring videos all you have to do is look. Ted Talks is a great place to start. In fact next Wednesday I will be sharing a video I recently watched on Ted Talks. (TED LINK)
I have taken it upon myself to be more structured in my efforts to read more and watch more inspiring videos. I have been more actively reading my followers blogs and other people’s blogs. I read sections of “Notes from the Universe” by Mike Dooley, on a daily basis. I seek out positive memes and a few other things to read each day. As far as videos I don’t do too much with that but I watch one Ted Talks video every day. You should definitely check that site out.
I do ask graciously if you could please share readings, reading materials or videos that inspire you. Please leave them in a comment below I would absolutely like to see what inspires my followers and anyone really! PLEASE SHARE THIS BLOG WITH OTHERS. The more positive and inspiring things we share with one another the bigger our doors of life open up. Have a great day I look forward to seeing what you have to share!
“No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.”
Confucius was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher. He carried strong family and friend loyalty and he was respectful of all ages. He carried out many ancient Chinese traditions. He was the originator of the Golden Rule, “Do not do to others what you do not want done to yourself.”
I very well could have used the Golden Rule to talk about today, as it is a spectacular rule but I find myself relating to this other quote a little more today. The quote is pretty straight forward. You need to make time to read, or ignorance will take over. Reading is so important in our lives. The more you read the more you know. The more insightful you can be.
Reading is where your new creative ideas will come from. You can learn so much from what you are reading and so much about yourself in the process. Now what you read is up to you. Novels, Non-Fiction, Magazines, News articles; you can read any number of things but to make more time for it you just have to do it. You have to find something you enjoy reading and build a routine with it. Read in the morning, read in the evening, read on your breaks at work or anytime. The success you will find in your life from reading will be immeasurable to anything else. If you do not already have something you read regularly, I suggest you go to the library and start to find something that inspires you. Everyday,Start, Continue, and never finish reading.
Have a great weekend everyone. Don’t forget to share this with your friends. 🙂