A book lover once commented that the value of books is that you benefit from the experiences of others and gain access to their insight without having to go through the process they passed through. Others have made the discoveries and you can benefit from it just by reading their books. What has taken others years to discover can become yours in a few hours of reading. These individuals could be your contemporaries or those who have gone before you including individuals from previous generations.
The difference between your life today and your life in the next few years will depend upon the decisions you make, the actions you take and the people you associate with personally or through reading their books or listening to their audio messages. I’ve been privileged to rub minds with the greatest thinkers and wealthiest people in the world – not personally, but by reading their books.
A word is a condensed thought, therefore the more words you know the better you can think because you have more tools to think with. With more words you can think with greater subtlety. You can analyse better and make better decisions. According to Brian Tracy, the more words you know, the smarter you become. This is because every brain cell is connected with 22,000 other brain cells. So as you learn more words you connect those with other words which enable you to see things, sense things, develop your intuition to a higher level and this makes you more successful. When you read you also learn new concepts and ideas that you might not have previously known before.
Buy truth — don’t sell it for love or money; buy wisdom, buy education, buy insight. (Jewish proverb)
If you are not committed to mental work, you will do menial work – you choose!
Author: Yomi is a wordsmith, passionate about books, reading, education, healing and health. She has appeared several times on television and radio; speaking about her passion. She has Master’s degree in Medical Immunology from the College of Medicine, University of London and worked at a postgraduate college of medicine in London for over a decade before pursuing her passion for writing. She is the author of four books.