With so much information coming at you every day, it is very important to be intentional about what you allow to enter your mind. Its seems that there are more news outlets than ever and yet you hardly know what in the world to believe. This weekend alone you had different outlets spinning their take on The March for Life, The Women’s March, and of course the Government Shut Down.
I propose that you can and should choose your news. One of my most favorite places in the whole world is the library. It is teeming with books full of all the things you could ever want to know. I’m so thankful for recorded history. People like to think that they are different, but the truth is that people are people and we’ve been existing for a long time. The best part is that many of those people have written books about their experiences and we do not have to reinvent the wheel over and over.
You may be wondering what this has to do with five things. After you decide what your five things are, I challenge you to seek out people that are living and working out some of the same goals, dreams, and passions as you. You can do that through relationships with people alive today, but you can also find it in books, empowering you to relate across continents and centuries! Reading is such a great resource from which you can learn and grow so much.
Some of the books I am reading at the moment to help me grow and go after my five things are The More of Less by Joshua Becker, Sheet Music by Kevin Lehman, Minimalist Homeschooling by Zara Fagen, PhD, Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook by Gary Vaynerchuk, and my sweet little red Bible. All of these books are books I have chosen, they give me life, and I’m learning from other people who have already done the things I am pursuing and are willing to share their wisdom. The old rule of input / output applies here. The more you fill your mind and heart with the things you are pursing, the more you are going to see real fruit of that in your life. There is so much news out there that doesn’t add much more than stress and anxiety to our lives. You do not have to Succumb to it! This article could also be called “choose your friends” as I’m reminded of the popular saying, “Show me your friends and I’ll show you your future.” More to come on that in the future.
I’d love to hear what you are reading and if any of you have an amazing book (or several) to recommend!