I’m going to start out by letting you know that I was never a big fan of reading. In fact, it wasn’t until I was about 15 years old when I finished a book for the very first time. I’ve read books before, but I would quit halfway through. Over the years, I’ve learned the importance of reading books and I’m amazed at how big of an impact just one book can make. If you don’t think reading books is important, let me try to convince you with these quotes from one of my favorite authors, Jim Rohn.
“Successful people have libraries. The rest have big screen TVs” ― Jim Rohn
“Most homes valued at over $250,000 have a library. That should tell us something.” ― Jim Rohn
“It isn’t what the book costs. It’s what it will cost you if you don’t read it.” ― Jim Rohn
“Those who will not read are no better off than those who can’t read.” ― Jim Rohn
“The difference between where you are today and where you’ll be five years from now will be found in the quality of books you’ve read.” ― Jim Rohn
“Everything you need for better future and success has already been written. And guess what? All you have to do is go to the library.” ― Jim Rohn
“Don’t just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.” ― Jim Rohn
“Don’t read a book and be a follower; read a book and be a student.” ― Jim Rohn
“Miss a meal if you have to, but don’t miss a book.” ― Jim Rohn
“Books are easy to find and easy to buy. A paperback these days only costs six or seven dollars. You can borrow that from your kids!” ― Jim Rohn
Recently, I asked creatives from our free online mentoring community to share some of their favorite books that really impacted their lives. The response was great and I’ve listed the books below.
Do you have a book that made a difference in your life? Let us know in the comments below.