Motivational speaker Charlie “Tremendous” Jones says, “Readers are leaders. 5 years from now you will be the same person you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read.” I agree with that quote wholeheartedly.
Many people still equate reading with college exams or punishment for misbehaving in elementary school. When they say, “I’m more of a visual learner than a reader,” what they really mean is, “I’d rather watch TV than put the extra effort into reading a book.”
But while you’re watching the latest rerun, those headed for the top are sharpening their skills by reading materials that will help them grow, both mentally and spiritually.
Reading the right material is a great investment of time. Why not make a commitment right now that you’ll spend one hour of time this week reading something that will either benefit you in this life or help prepare you for the next life. Either way, by reading you’ll be redeeming the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.