In fact the book was “Way of the Peaceful Warrior” by Dan Millman – and the subtitle is “A Book That Changes Lives”. If you have not read it you may like to check it out. Personally I loved it.
So listening to this call today got me thinking as to just how many lives I have heard that have changed by reading a simple book.
I am referring to a variety of different books here not any one book but predominantly those that fall into the Personal Development category.
My Journey into Personal Development
I cannot remember when I read my first personal development book but I know it was in the seventies. It was in the late 70’s that I embarked into my journey of self discovery.
One of the first books I read was “The Game of Life and How to Play It” by Florence Scovel Shinn. I still have a paper back copy which is very much loved and falling apart. She wrote the book in 1925 so it had been around a long time by the time I discovered it some 50+ years later.
The Game of Life is very much about the Law of Attraction and the principles of life. She refers to the teachings in the Bible frequently in the book and explains various concepts like “giving and receiving”.
Over the years I have read many books by so many different authors and some of them have changed the way I think and contributed to who I am today.
I do not have one book that I can say – “wow that changed my life” but I do have many that have contributed to me changing my thinking over time.
Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
I have known Robert Kiyosaki for more than twenty years. I first did some events with him and later worked with him. During my time as the CEO of the company in Australia that promoted Robert I really came to understand the power of a book and how life changing it can be.
Rich Dad Poor Dad is a simple to read book. When I first read it I had known Robert for some time and was familiar with his story and teachings. Therefore reading the book for me was like hearing Robert talk. I could hear his voice in it and was familiar with his message.
For many other people who do not have my history with Robert the book has been truly life changing.
The Stories Kept Coming
I read email after email, letter after letter and heard call after call of stories from people who’s lives had changed by simply reading Rich Dad Poor Dad.
People were seeing that there could be a different way. They were being taken “outside of the box” and realizing they could do their life on their terms.
Books are powerful and they do change lives!
The Messages I read Changed Over Time
I have some books I have had for many years and every now and again I will revisit one of them. When I do this I will always get a new message and sometimes read something that I am sure I missed before.
This is because I have changed…. or I am ready to hear a new message.
Can a book Change Lives?
Do you think a book can change lives? What is your experience with books and do you you have one that stands out as life changing for you? Please leave me your comments below.
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