I’ve came across this really good article today..

If you study the lives of nearly every person who has accomplished a great deal they all have at least one thing in common – they were avid readers. What did the homes of Benjamin Franklin, Aristotle, Thomas Jefferson, Leonardo Da Vinci, Thomas Edison, Theodore Roosevelt, Albert Einstein and Andrew Carnegie all have in common? They all had libraries. In fact almost every great historical figure had a library.

Today CEO’s on average read 5 to 6 books per month. CEO’s are among the busiest people in the world. They often work 70+ hour work weeks. How do they have time to read 60-70 books per year? What they know that many do not know is that they do not have time not to read. The average American reads one book a year and 60% of them never get beyond chapter 1. The average CEO earns 560 times as much as his average employee. What does the CEO know that the employee does not?

Reading good books on a regular basis is one of the most important things you can do to improve your skills, expand your knowledge and understanding, keep up with your profession or career area and expand your abilities. Books are the key to improving yourself. As Jim Rohn says, to be more successful you must work on yourself. One of the best ways to work on yourself is to read and study.

What Do Successful People Have in Common With Books?
By Daniel Murphy

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