The last till couple of years earlier from today when I've got couple of Robert Kiyosaki's books. And that was the beginning of me falling in love with reading. After these books I've got some books on self-development, business, later on philosophy, psychology, great people biographies and anything else regarding self-improvement and the extension of my perception of life and the world. After reading biography of Steve Jobs I just started to look for great books, because I became addicted to reading and getting the knowledge from those books that could improve me or my life.
Looking from now I am sure that this habit (reading) is one of the most valuable things that happened in my life. Because the knowledge I've got from those books made a huge impact to my life and achievements and I believe that it will make an even more tremendous impact to my future life.
Concerning books there are two things I found dangerous. Even though I am advocating reading I have just certain literature in mind. By certain I mean books that can really improve you or your life. There are many books written just as many things are created in many areas of life. That doesn't mean that all of them are good or moreover great. There is a saying: "Don't read good books. Read only great books, because there is not enough time in life to read all good books". And that's very true. Just reading is not going to help you, choose wisely and don't waste your time. If you want you can read my reviews on books at this blog or write me a message and I will advise you and that might help you to start.
Another dangerous thing is getting so obsessed with reading that you are not doing any actions that you learn from those books. Reading with passion in great, but don't forget to use the knowledge you learn.
There are many activities to do in life, there are many ways on how to spend your evening, but I believe that reading a great book could be one of the richest forms of time spending. I believe that reading great book will never be the waste of your time, vice versa many other activities will definitely won't make your life any better. And it is your time and your choice how to spend it, just keep in mind that the clock is ticking and you will never get more time or the wasted time back!
Books really can change lives, and what is the book that changed your direction?