Hundred’s of thousands of dollars a year are allocated towards clothing, cosmetics and many other items for the purpose to change or improve our outward appearance. Unfortunately, very few dollars in comparison to the number stated above are allocated towards improving our inward condition. Did you know that many people spend hours a day brushing, bathing, flossing and shaving the outside and then find every reason in the world not to spend a few minutes a day to improve the inside? We have a mind that can generate many thoughts per minute, per hour, per day and those thoughts will determine the life we will have. In order to have a richer and fuller life, you must focus on developing habits that will change your thoughts. Newer, richer and more abundant thoughts will constantly attract to you the necessary resources you need to lead the life you desire. Reading books is one sure fire way to not only change predominant thoughts, but you will also acquire those newer thoughts along your journey.
Do you know what you can accomplish by spending fifteen minutes every day before retiring at night and upon rising reading from a personal development book or a biography of someone you admire can do for you in a year? At the end of one year you will have read about 12 books. At the end of five years you will have read about 60 books.
Books are excellent gifts for anyone who likes to read. Well-picked books will be appreciated for years to come.
In one test, researchers found that people who strongly identified with a fictional character who overcame obstacles to vote were significantly more likely to vote in a real election several days later. In another, people reading about a character who was later revealed to be of a different race or sexual orientation showed more favorable attitudes toward the other group and were less likely to stereotype.