I am starting a series where I will share with you my favorite lines from the books I love. I hope you will also like some, if not all, of the juicy nuggets and more importantly apply them to your life.
Have you read any great books lately? Kindly share the titles, authors, why you like the books, the lessons you have learnt and so on in the comments below. Thanks!
Without any further ado, ladies and gents I present to you, the book “Invest In Yourself” by Mark William Pezzelato.
This is indeed a great small book. A page just before the table of contents reads:
“You are a blank slate. You are perceived by others through the actions you choose to show. Define yourself, lest you be categorized”
Here are my top ten lines from the book:
- A professional is someone who chooses their line of work and tirelessly educates and immerses themselves fully in their chosen occupation. To be professional takes discipline and hard work, no matter what the calling. Most people are amateurs. Most people do the minimum requirements to get by. Then at the end of the day they wonder why they are not more successful. Being professional mean going the extra mile…A job well done is professional. A person who is honest, confident and reliable is professional.
- The superior, humble person looks at his life objectively and takes inventory of himself. What areas are lacking in your life? Are you financially stable? Do you have all the skills to be professional in the field you are passionate about? You must be the one to assess yourself objectively
- Never go into a job for the money…Do what you love because you deserve it…You must have a love for what you do…Many go to school, and then say they cannot find a job. This is an excuse. You can always create a job.
- You cannot sell yourself if you do not believe in yourself. Be confident and seek the means necessary to be appealing to others. Education never stops.
- You work to be of service. Money is your reward. The greater the servant you are, the more you will be compensated, not only with money but health, friends, family, and happiness…Whatever you give, you receive…Be the light that shines on the world because that is who you really are.
- You must find a need and fill it. Every good business focuses on the needs of an individual and gives the best service possible to fulfill that need.
- It is important to note that a lack of finances is a point of view. If you have a great idea and are willing to go the extra mile, money is only one obstacle to overcome…You must be willing to fail in order to succeed
- Do not be in denial about anything in your life. If you lie to others, you are lying to yourself. If you lie to yourself, you are in denial of your potential. Exaggerating is also a lie…It may seem harmless, but it has a major impact on your psyche. When you lie you alter reality to suit your own needs, turning fiction into truth…Stay honest and your way will be prosperous and smooth.
- The weeds in your mind are negative thoughts that do not enhance your well-being, or that of others. Guard your thoughts to the best of your ability. The outer world is a reflection of your inner being…The world you experience is directly related to the thoughts you think and the feelings you have.
- Something is only impossible if you believe it to be so. If you can think it, it can happen…You do not need to know how something is going to be done. All you need to do is plan and put the idea into action…you need not know all the steps to receiving the goal, only the first few.
BONUS: You have the ability to make the world a better place. Your innovative ideas are needed. Only you can be what you are meant to be. You must know and realize you deserve to be successful. You deserve to be happy.
Thank you for reading up to this point. Which of these nuggets resonate with you? Let me know in the comments below. I bet by now you agree with me that this book is a good read. I encourage you to buy yourself a copy and read it.
Here is the link to this book: