“Don’t just read the easy stuff.  You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.” ~ Jim Rohn  

Melissa’s Words of Wisdom

I love love love to read great books that make me think and evolve past my current level of thinking and knowledge!  What have you read lately that gave you a new perspective, that challenged your current thinking, that shed some light on an interesting idea or topic?  It’s so important for us to be plugged into something that does that for us.  What are you plugged into?  Make a commitment to yourself to read at least 30 minutes per day.  I love audio books too, so maybe you prefer listening to a book?  Audio books make for great traveling companions!!  Remember, nothing happens until you decide to take action!  Leave a comment below about what you’ll read for 30 minutes today.  Happy Reading the Good Stuff!!

Get out your agenda/journal for today because

It’s time to A.C.T!

The A stands for ACTION.  What inspired action will you take today?
The C stands for CHANGE.  What purposeful change will you make today?
The T stands for TEACH.  What can you teach someone else today?

Write it out. Commit to it!  Take inspired action, make purposeful changes, and teach what you have come to know with someone else who could benefit from your wisdom!!  Nothing happens until you take ACTION!

It’s time to SHARE!

Please share with us what A.C.T.s you took today as well as hear from other readers?  I encourage you to leave your experiences/testimonials, comments, and additional thoughts below.

10 commets “Growth: Read the Good Stuff!

  1. Heidi (Edit)

    I’ve been hearing from other successful people about Sun Stand Still by Steven Furtick which has peaked my interest. I’ve been reading Be a Motivational Leader: Lasting Leadership Principles by Leroy Eims and 100 Ways to Motivate Others by Steve Chandler. Both of them to build myself in a leadership role while working with others. Because I think it’s important to always read and grow with ideas… otherwise you grow stagnant which I think causes loss of passion. AND I am committed to improve while driving, so no music in car, only MK CD’s and from Success Magazine for me right now!! I’ve been doing that for a month and it’s really been making a difference!!

  2. Rob (Edit)

    These are busy times…. I commute 45 mins to work each way. That’s 1.5 hrs a day, 4 days a week. For years I am listening to audios (traffic permits). A lot has come by (mostly on the spiritual side): Deepak Chopra, Neale Donald Walsh, Wayne Dyer, Tad James, Allan Watts, A course in Miracles, Bob Proctor etc etc… The library has become impressive (if you are interested…). Of course after driving I keep thinking about the matters. And the state of mind is usually uplifted.
    The only downside is that you cannot take notes and some things I would like to capture.
    If you want to read or listen to a tough book: A Course In Miracles. Actually there is nothing else you need. I now listened to it 3 times and it is time now to read it. Very interesting exercises in the workbook: 365 exercises, 1 a day. Transformational.

    Nothing real can be threatened, nothing unreal exists.

    Oh, occasionally I do alternate with music…

    1. Melissa Malueg Author (Edit)

      Hey Rob!!! I’m so glad you commented on this post. You and I talk a lot about what we’re reading and what we are learning, so it’s always great hearing from you and what your latest read is! Let’s chat soon! 🙂

  3. Rob (Edit)

    Hey Melissa,
    Busy times have made place for 2 weeks vacation. There is time now for actual reading. And I am going through ‘Manifesting Change’ by Mike Dooley. Must say, sums it all up pretty good! Recommended!
    Lets talk about it in 2 weeks or so 🙂

  4. John Barrett (Edit)

    Great post Melissa, just got off the line with your Tuesday Training for the John Maxwell Certification Program. Leaders are readers…we can only export what we import within us. I have a 4 color system for marginalia (just learned there is an art to taking notes in the margins of books, wow). RED = Quote (I put a Q next to the quote with a box around it). Green = Illustration (I put an I with a box around it next to the illustration). Black = Content (I put a C with a box around it next to general content). Blue = PowerPoint (I put a P with a box around it for thoughts that are powerful and could be a main topic). Anyway, that is some of my systems for when I read. I also write down the one word topic(s) underneath the box that these highlights would be filed under. I believe in the power of books!!!

    1. Melissa Malueg Author (Edit)

      Oooooh, I love it John!!! I was already doing the “Q” in margins … probably obvious since I use quotes for my Daily Words of Wisdom. I love the other letters and color system! I am going to start using that right away. I’m sure it will help wonders with filling! John Maxwell will be so proud! LOL 🙂 THANKS!

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