I've found that teens don't read. Most will never read a book after leaving high school, and the only books they read in school were the ones required to pass some class. That's a shame. Charlie "Tremendous" Jones said in a meeting I attended several years ago, "In ten years, you'll be the same person you are today, except for the people you meet and the books you read."
If you want to learn how to control your own destiny and design your life the way "you" want it, learning from other people is vital to your happiness, success and fulfillment in life. I read thirty to fifty books each year. Most of what I know, and the principles I've learned about life, have come from reading what people who've "been there" wrote. Learn to read! Make it a habit to read new books on a regular basis. It will change your life.
The following are just a few books that contain a lot of wisdom about being happy, successful and fulfilled in life. Pick on out and read it! You can buy used copies from Amazon.com or Ebay. They're not expensive and they will change your life. Here's a starter list:
The Magic of Believing, by Claude M. Bristol
*The Psychology of Winning, by Denis Waitley
Seeds of Greatness, by Denis Waitley
The Winner’s Edge,by Denis Waitley
See You at the Top, by Zig Ziglar
The Spellbinder’s Gift, by Og Mandino
The Greatest Miracle in the World, by Og Mandino
The Greatest Secret in the World, by Og Mandino
*Self Matters, by Dr. Phil McGraw
The Magic of Thinking Big, by David J. Schwartz
How to Win Friends and Influence People, by Dale Carnegie
Think and Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill
Real Moments, by Barbara DeAngelis
Personal Power, by Anthony Robbins
Awaken the Giant Within, by Anthony Robbins
Man’s Search for Meaning, by Victor Frankl
* If you’re only going to read one book, read one of these.
(When you get through these books, Email Donnie for another list)