Saturday, 20 April 2013

A Taste of What I've Been Reading!

I been engaged in lots of reading lately and thought it would be helpful to share a bit from the resources that personally benefited me. I won’t go as far as introducing the featured authors here; I’ll assume you've heard of them before. If that’s not the case, just follow the links on their names. The passages are shared as they appear in their publications.

How to Live on Twenty-Four Hours a Day – Arnold Bennett

Talk about an ideal democracy! In the realm of time there is no aristocracy of wealth, and no aristocracy of intellect. Genius is never rewarded by even an extra hour a day. And there is no punishment. Waste your infinitely precious commodity as much as you will, and the supply will never be withheld from you. Mo mysterious power will say:−−"This man is a fool, if not a knave. He does not deserve time; he shall be cut off at the meter." It is more certain than consols, and payment of income is not affected by Sundays. Moreover, you cannot draw on the future. Impossible to get into debt! You can only waste the passing moment. You cannot waste to− morrow; it is kept for you. You cannot waste the next hour; it is kept for you.

Rich Kid, Smart Kid – Robert T. Kiyosaki

10. Simply put, the Information Age will bring economic changes that will dramatically increase the gap between the haves and have-nots. For some people, these changes will be a blessing; for others, these coming changes will be a curse; and for still others, these changes will make no difference at all. As my rich dad said, "There are people who make things happen; there are people who watch things happen; and there are people who say, 'What happened?'"

How To Use Your Mind – Harry D. Kitson

The life of a student is a trying one. It exercises chiefly the higher brain centres and keeps the organism keyed up to a high pitch. These centres become fatigued easily and ought to be rested occasionally. Therefore, the student should relax at intervals, and engage in something remote from study. To forget books for an entire week−end is often wisdom; to have a hobby or an avocation is also wise. A student must not forget that he is something more than an intellectual being. He is a physical organism and a social being, and the well−rounded life demands that all phases receive expression. We grant that it is wrong to exalt the physical and stunt the mental, but it is also wrong to develop the intellectual and neglect the physical. We must recognize with Browning that, all good things are ours, nor soul helps flesh more, now, than flesh helps soul.

Unstoppable – Nick Vujicic

Go with your gifts and passions. The most balanced, stable, happy, and fulfilled people I know are those who build their lives around continuous development and full expression of their talents and interests. They don’t have jobs or even careers. They have passion and purpose. They are fully engaged. If you do what you love and earn a living from it, you will never have to work a day in your life, and retirement will be what other people do.

The Law of Attraction – White Dove Books

Attempting to secure your hopes and dreams based solely on good energy isn’t something that is highly likely. With that in mind, it would be very foolish to depend upon a natural law to provide you with everything you need. Instead, you have to be willing to take advantage of every opportunity that is presented to you.

It's your chance, what have you been reading?

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