As we draw closer to the end of another challenging year, the staff at Rowe International wishes you all the best for the season. The new year will not be any easier than the old. That's just the way life is. We live in a world that is unpredictable, however, success does a good job in leaving clues. We can find these clues through observation and making a habit of reading the relevant books on a daily basis.
We are reminded by the apostle John that, "Blessed is he who reads," (Revelation 1:3). Numerous research have shown that successful people read the most. As a matter of fact they read for at least thirty minutes everyday. This is nothing new. Modern research has only confirm what the bible teaches. Patriarchs such as Daniel, studied the writings of the prophets before him such as Jeremiah. Moses encouraged the children of Israel to study, practice and teach the lessons of success to their children and their children's children. Charles 'Tremendous' Jones modernized it best when he stated, "You will be in five years the person you are today except for the books you read and the people you meet."
As you begin to make your 'New Year's Resolutions' remember it begins with a new heart and a new spirit. The Psalmist David knew what it took to bring about a change for a permanent renewal. He prayed for his passed mistakes to be forgiven and for God to create in him a clean heart with a steadfast (or) determined spirit (Psalm 51:10). Wipe the slate clean. Know your starting point and what outcome you would like to see within a certain period of time. Don't make too many plans all at once. Begin by having one and break it down into small parts to have an idea of your starting point.
Do your research (here comes the reading part again) and find mentors or partners who will help you stay on track. Your plans to succeed is just as strong as the amount of time you dedicate to the planning stages.
On behalf of my wife Genel and the team at Rowe International, thank you for making us your resource to living a life that gives glory to God, shows love to your fellowman and leaves you fulfilled. Close out 2014 strong and all the best in 2015. God bless you all.