One of the original great motivational speakers, Charlie Jones kept people riveted in their seats.

Something Charlie said a half century ago has stuck with me throughout my life and I have seen the truth in his statement played out over and over again in my life and the lives of others.

If you want a real piece of wisdom, here it is:

“You are the same person you are today that you will be to five years from now except for two things:

1) The books you read2) The people you meet”
Aything we wish to become can be found within the covers of the books available to us everywhere.

And the guides to take us to the life we desire are the people we meet.

Choose very carefully what you read and whom you give your time to because they shape what you become.