I read the biography of great leaders and they all emphasized on reading and learning, yet people have failed to read. While I was in school, Secondary and University, my teachers do emphasize on reading. They constantly rang to my hears that "Readers are Leaders" but still I did not decode the message. I thought it was reading to top the class or reading to answer examination questions until later when I look inward, thought deeply and realized it was reading to apply, not to answer examination questions or top the class.

We read to develop personally, we read to get abreast of information we cannot get anywhere. We read to be accustomed with current realities. We read to seek knowledge, so we can apply such knowledge in our chosen endeavours. We read to get at the top of the game. It is an ignorant person that would say reading is not good. Personally, many things I do or know, I got from reading. Do you know reading helps in character building and personal branding. I got to understand this, when I read "you can win by Khiv Sheera".
Reading books will open your eyes to many opportunities and its a great vehicle for education. One out of many reasons hindering development in this country, is because we have few readers, Nigerians hate to read.

However, you should never be surprised that you will get your first mentors from the books you read, as those books would served as guide and tour to your life. Although, you would later need physical mentors who will guide you, but the books will provide guidance towards achieving greatness. I read books and I can say, I have known much about John Maxwell, after reading his books on Personal Development. I can tell you Charles Duhigg taught me how to use habits positively in his book titled Power of Habits. T.D Jake's helped me to understand the necessary steps to take to step into purpose and, Robert Kiyosaki talked to me about belonging to all quadrants and learning how to convert earned income to passive income. Reading is a life long process and you should never stop reading. One of the secret of leaders is that they read and then you begin to imagine the reason why they know and do so much.

Ultimately, we read to get information, information which transforms into knowledge through application and knowledge which transit into wisdom. Readers are leaders and leaders are people of wisdom. Remember, you don't become great to get started, you get started to become great. What kind of reader are you? Start reading. Please if you find this helpful. Drop your comment below.

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