Why You Should Read Good Books According to the Wise Men

When I was a young boy, my uncle Nick taught me the value of reading good books. According to him “reading good books it can help and motivate you to attain the heights of extra-ordinary success like the story of the ordinary men in the world who became great leaders, great thinkers, and great writers.” Since then, I encouraged and motivated myself the value of reading books. And now, I have found out that reading good book, it’s really a good amusement that can help the young mind like mine to dream towards the higher goal of life on how to conquer the impossible things!

The great philosopher of the 17th Century Rene Descartes, once says, “Reading all the good books is like a conversation with the finest authors of the past centuries.”

Brian Tracy, the author of the book “Psychology of Success” commented, “I have books that I have read 10 or 20 times and that look like rainbows from page to page. They are literally covered with all kinds of colors and marks. Needless to say, the information and ideas in those books has soaked so deeply into my psyche that I can recite much of the material in my dreams.”

I still recall the great Jim Rohn once says, “People from all walks of life, people with some of the most incredible life experiences, people that have gone from pennies to fortune and from failure to success have taken the time to write down their experiences so that we might share in their wealth of knowledge. They have offered their wisdom and experience so that we can be inspired by it and instructed by it, and so that we can amend our philosophy by it. Their contributions enable us to reset our sail based upon their experiences. They have handed us the gift of their insights so that we can change our plans, if need be, in order to avoid their errors. We can rearrange our lives based on their wise advice.”

I have found out and learned through my readings that books are keys to wisdom’s treasure; books are gates to lend of pleasure; books are paths that upward to lead and books are friends come, let us read.

I still remember Charles Darwin words “Survival to the fittest.” It’s really true! Life is full of challenges. Everyone who wants to compete in the battles and games of life, He should encourage and motivate himself to goes into strict training, self-discipline, continuing polishing of his attitude and character. He should also encourage and teach himself to continue feeding his mind with the fresh knowledge and wisdom enable not to disqualify in any games of life.

Brian Tracy reminds you beloved readers that, “You need to read an hour or two each day just to keep current with your field. You need to read newspapers, magazines, newsletters, correspondence and other materials. But you don’t get ahead with regular reading. You must invest in the future while you keep current with the present. If you want to get ahead, you must read things that give you new ideas and insights, not merely things that confirm what you already know.”

He further reminds you that, “Becoming a proficient and persistent reader may not be easy to do so, but it’s certainly possible. The future does belong to the competent. Those who know more will always win out over those who know less. The more you read, the better you get. The more you learn, the easier it is for you to learn. And the more you challenge your mind, the smarter you get.”

Before I will conclude my article, I would like you to ponder and recall this dear readers,

A MAN WHO DOES NOT READ GOOD BOOKS HAS NO ADVANTAGE OVER THE MAN WHO CANNOT READ THEM!

Wish you many blessings to come and God Bless!

Moises Padin Reconalla

About The Author

Moises Padin Reconalla finished his Bachelor’s degree in History and Minor in Political Science at Adventist University of the Philippines. He is also a License Social Studies teacher and worked as School Guidance Counselor, College Instructor and Working Student Supervisor at North Davao Colleges, Panabo City, Philippines. Currently, he upgrades his Master’s Degree in Guidance and Counseling at Cor Jesu College.

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