“We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid”

– Benjamin Franklin

Let me challenge you, take a moment right now and look at your daily, weekly, monthly schedule. In light of your goals for 2019, what does your life need to look like? The changes you need to make will be affected by THREE things: the people you talk to, the books you read and the internal disciplines developed within you. It takes work to win … but you have the ability to do it!

A wise man is strong. And a man of knowledge increases power. Proverbs 24:5 NASB

A long time ago I realized I was not naturally smarter than anyone else, and if I wanted to lead at a significant level I had to discipline myself to learn intentionally. As I travel today consulting and coaching pastors and ministries around the world, I realize much of thought process has been developed by the books I have read, studied and actually outlined. Let me give you TEN BOOKS that are significant difference makers:

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* Find someone around you who is ahead of you mentally, professionally, spiritually, physically, etc. Take them out for coffee and sit down and talk to them.

* Start reading! In the month of January, read one book on this list.

* Renew your mind.

As my Pastor, J. Don George, always says, “Keep your hands on the wheel, your eyes on the road, and keep your nose out of trouble!”

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