For most of us, it’s tough.
Day after day, month after month, year after year, we go to work and try to improve our lot in life.
Over this time there are certainly days where we just don’t feel motivated, inspired, or see visible progress in our careers. To get through those days, a little inspiration would be great. If you feel this way, a great book to consider is Jim Stovall’s Wisdom for Winners: A Millionaire Mindset.
For those of you unfamiliar with Stovall, he is quite an accomplished individual. Blind at an early age, he went on to become an investment banker, entrepreneur, national champion Olympic weight lifter, author of over 20 books, and was honored in 2000 with the International Humanitarian of the Year.
This book is a summary of his weekly newspaper columns he has written throughout his lifetime. There is no need to read this book all at once. In fact, I suggest that you don’t. Read one chapter each day. Digest it in little pieces day after day; using the columns as motivation when things get tough. Stovall tells great stories and has great life lessons about such topics such as success, failure, being optimistic, overcoming barriers, how we live. He also includes great quotes from famous people and thought leaders. The quote I like the most:
“Monuments are never erected to ‘normal people.’ They are erected to people dedicated to doing one thing exceedingly well. Find that thing in your life, and avoid the temptation to be ‘normal.'”
This resonated with me because I have tried to instill in my kids to do something great with their skills and talents. Take risks to stand out from the crowd and don’t just take the same path that society expects, they were told to take by teacher, or that was simply the easiest route.
This is a book I am sure I will read over and over again. Even better, you can open the book to any page and read a quick chapter for great thoughts and inspiration. I hope you enjoy it.
Do you have a book that gives you inspiration? If so, let me know! I’d love to read it. And if you’ve already read this book let me know your favorite part at firstname.lastname@example.org.