We have read many books over the past year. Each book has helped us to re-think the way we view ourselves and life so we can become better individuals. I highly recommend that you re-read these books a year or two from now. You will find you that pick up concepts you didn’t on your first read. I know that is what I have experienced. Now, to our book for the month of January. I am giving you this book now because it might influence the New Year’s resolution you make. It did for me. Besides, the book is a great read for champions. The name of the book is “The Traveler’s Gift” by Andy Andrews.
This book really resonated with me. Although it is a story, I found myself highlighting passages and writing notes in the margin. I was riveted by Mr. Andrews’ compelling story of David Ponder’s adventures which he uses to teach what I call “successful person” principles. The principle I like best, have a decided heart, is in Chapter 6. In that chapter, David learns:
“A committed heart does not wait for conditions to be exactly right. Why? Because conditions are never exactly right. Indecision limits the Almighty and His ability to perform miracles in your life. He has put the vision in you – proceed! To wait, to wonder, to doubt, to be indecisive is to disobey God.”
This is so true – conditions are never exactly right. Everyday, people refuse to move, refuse to take any action, because they are waiting for conditions (the market, the economy, their finances, etc.) to be exactly right. They are held hostage to the phantom “right conditions” and miss out on life. I will not live without a decided heart.
Okay, your turn to read and learn from “The Traveler’s Gift”
Question for Comment: Which principle did you like best? Why?