Is Anyone Reading Anymore?
HE WHO HAS EARS LET HIM HEAR
Can a magician fool a man who is in possession of the same knowledge as him? Far too many talented people are taken advantage of and unknowingly robbed blind. Why? Because they lack knowledge although they are full of natural talent.
I know I know, why should you read? You are a fitness guru, model, rapper, club promoter, you’re a police officer, a basketball player, a janitor, a store manager etc….right? You have a great job and your boss is taking care of you right?
Lord have mercy if Mike Tyson would have read his contract and understood it before signing it, he would not have been robbed of 30 million dollars. The pages of history are field with talented men & women who went nowhere because they didn’t READ. Yes READING, KNOWLEDGE, INFORMATION IS THE KEY TO UNLOCKING YOUR GIFTS.
IF YOU ARE NOT SEEKING INFORMATION IN THE INFORMATION AGE YOU HAVE CHOSEN (KNOWINGLY OR UNKNOWINGLY) TO LOSE!
IS ANYONE READING ANYMORE?
According to statisticbrain.com the average American watches 5 hours of Television a day, its broken down as follows:
● The average White American 5:02 hours
● The average Black American 7:11 hours
● The average Latino American 4:35 hours
● The average Asian American 3:14 hours
How can we be productive watching this much Television a day? Its not that we do not have the time, we actually are not making proper use of our time suceed.
The wealth and poverty gap is widening and its not because of jobs. The gap is widening because many do not have the proper information to bring their dreams to reality. There is much opportunity that surrounds us but many of us are unable to unlock our potential because we do not hold the right keys.
●67% of wealthy watch one hour or less of TV every day.
●88% of wealthy read 30 minutes a day for business or career purposes vs 2% of the poor.
●86% of wealthy believe in lifelong educational self improvement vs 5% of poor.
According to economist Nikolai Roussonov & Kerwin Charles blacks and latinos in America spend 30% more of their income on visible goods (clothes, cars etc..) then whites in america although visibly poorer. Research has also found that Blacks & latinos spend 50% less on healthcare and 30% less on education.
What do the statistics show?
If you want to get ahead you must read, you must educate yourself. Statistics have shown us that your competition won’t take the time to read if you will. Statistics have shown us that we are falling behind because we prefer to spend more on the outside of our heads then we spend on the inside. We consume fashion, we consume entertainment but those who get far in life do not get there by those routes.
The ones who get a little further took the time to qualify themselves through books and learning. The habit of applying what was learned added to their prosperity.
knowledge makes an individual fit to lead, the gift of words paint pictures and opens the mind to knew realities and adventures. The question is how much of our time do we value?
Can we replace the 30 minutes of Judge Mathis, Bad Girls Club, Monday Night Football, Basketball Wives, any cartoon on Disney Channel with the reading of something that will benefit our lives and open knew doors to us?
Can we divert some of the income we spend on looking good to books and the application of being good? There is a huge difference on looking the part and being able to perform the task the part requires. Are we willing to qualify ourselves to be what we say want to be in life?
How can we unlock any door without the proper keys? Most of us have failed and are stagnant because we chose what appeared to be the easy route over the road that leads to endless blessings.
As Dr. Dennis Kimbro says “READ OR LEARN TO FAIL GRACEFULLY”
Menelek Shah @ Refinedimage1688@gmail.com
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