The Daily Reading Habit That Helped Lay the Foundation for Rick Warren’s Success


It started with a strange habit — especially when you consider the boy was only 14.

But it laid the foundation for a life-changing, earth-shaking impact — one that he still shares today.

How a boy became famous

The boy was Rick Warren, and his book “The Purpose Driven Life” has sold more than 60 million copies, not to mention has made him one of the most well-known and influential leaders in all of Christianity.

Here’s the strange habit that helped make Rick Warren a household name:

“When I was 14 years old, I started reading two books a week,” he once was quoted as saying. “At one point in my life, I was reading a book a day. I now have more than 35,000 books in my library. Why? The people you hang out with and the books you read will determine your future.”

And there it is!

Why books still matter

Books are almost an afterthought in today’s always-on, endless-scroll-of-social-media-updates environment.

And yet, they (and the people you surround yourself with) are the key to your personal and professional success.

I’d love to know what one book has had the biggest impact on you personally or professionally.

I’ve started a LinkedIn discussion where you can share your answer.

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SOURCE: Biz Journal – John Nemo