Readers are leaders. Leaders are learners. You have probably heard that phrase before.
As a leader you should never be done growing, learning and improving. You need to develop an insatiable appetite for life-long learning. And today, with the internet and the vast amount of books that are only a click away, we have no excuse not to be well read.
Sadly, I cannot tell you how many pastors I have met who admitted to me that they hate reading!
They never do it. They think it is boring. They say they don’t have time. But really, they would rather play video games, watch movies, surf the internet, or do some other mindless activity.
A successful pastor of a large church I used to work for once told me his philosophy on reading. He said, “You should read at least one hour every day. If not, that is a day you have completely wasted.”
He the went on to explain why, “It takes an author 2-5 years of their life to learn the lessons they write in a book. Every book you read is 2-5 years of life-experience you get to learn from.”
If you think you don’t have time to read, think about this: