Updated: Apr 18
Time: 9:17 am
Song: Reading Rainbow Theme Song by Tina Fabrique
Last year, a good friend of mine, suggested that I start reading non-fictional books. She shared with me how God was leading her to read certain books and how those books were blessing her life and enriching her with knowledge that she didn't know beforehand.
At first, I didn’t feel like I would have the time to read those books, since I am currently working on writing my own books and working full time as a dentist.
But, my friend was very encouraging. And one day, she bought me a book that she felt I should read.
After reading that book and gaining so much knowledge that started my journey of reading a non-fictional book once a month. I usually take ten minutes a day to read the book and it fits great into my time schedule. With reading ten minutes a day, I am usually able to get through a book in about 4-6 weeks.
I want to share with y'all some of those books and some of the things that I’ve learned on my blog. And I encourage you to check them out when you get a chance!
One of the first books is, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey. Reading this book, has helped me to become a better dentist for my patients and a better leader at my place of employment. I recommend this book to any professional and person in a leadership position. This book really has great knowledge that can help you.
I will share with you 5 quotes from the book that have helped me:
1. “Many people wait for something to happen or someone to take care of them. But, people who end up with the good jobs are the proactive ones who are solutions to problems, not problems themselves. They seize the initiative to do whatever is necessary, consistent with correct principles, to get the job done.”
2. “Proactive people focus their efforts in their Circle of Influence. They work on things they can do something about. The nature of their energy is positive, enlarging, and magnifying, causing their Circle of Influence to increase.”
3. “Self-mastery and self-discipline are the foundation of good relationships with others.”
4. “Really seeking to understand another person is probably one of the most important deposits that you can make and it is the key to every other deposit.”
5. “An emotional bank account is a metaphor that describes the amount of trust that’s been built up in a relationship with another human being. If I make deposits into an emotional bank account, with you, through courtesy, kindness, honest, and keeping my commitments to you, I build up a reserve. Your trust towards me becomes higher and I can call upon that trust many times if I need to. I can even make mistakes and that trust level, that emotional reserve, will compensate for it. When the trust account is high, communication is easy, instant, and effective.”
I hope these quotes have helped you in some way and I encourage you to read the book in it’s entirety!
Until next time….
May God Richly Bless You,