Thursday, June 29, 2006

good investment

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

i have got a book; eventho i am not supposed to be spending (cos i am supposed to be saving), i have an urge to read a book. reasons? 1) ad says according to a research, a CEO reads at least 5 books a month (beats me where he got that findings) 2) a recent forwarded email i'd received from a fren says that we all should do these 3 things: -


I am extremely leery of any quick fix solution or overnight formula for success. In my opinion, they don't exist. With that said, the following formula is one that I have recently shared with 2 members of my family to encourage them to break through the rut they are in and experience success. Therefore, if I would share it with my family, I must believe in the principles. I suggested that they begin to regularly do these three things:

1. Surround themselves with positive people who believe that this life is not all that there is. Personally, I find this at my local church. This email goes out to thousands of people all over the world. I know we don't share the same faith in all cases. This message is not about my faith. It is about you finding a group of people who regularly meet together and have a belief that there is more to life than what we see. This is the first step to a positive outlook on life.

2. You must exercise weekly in order to stimulate endorphins and maintain an energetic life. The exercise of walking to the kitchen or curling 12 ounces does not count as exercise. I run 1 mile twice a week and 2-3 days a week do strength training. This is nothing difficult but it makes a major difference on my attitude.

3. You MUST educate yourself through reading. The average CEO in America reads 4-5 books per month. The average America reads one book per year and 60% of us don't get past the first chapter! Make a promise to yourself to read at least one book per month. Read anything! Regardless, of what you read....develop a passion for reading and learning and you will see your attitude and outlook on life begin to change.

Any person who faithfully invested their time in these three areas may not break world records in levels of success. However, everything in me believes that they would see dramatic improvements. I believe in those three things so much, I encouraged my family to invest their time in these areas.

-- Ron White

Oh, so ad got his findings from the forwarded email i, well, forwarded him :P i AM forgetful. so yeah, i want to read a book not becos i am a kiasu guy whom after reading the forwarded email, i would immediately run to the nearest bookshop and grab a book and read. no, i did not do that at all. heck, i don't even know who is Ron White (yes, i can be apathetic if i want to). i just have an urge to read. therefore, i picked up this book

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