Speech or Essay: Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader

Here is an excellent essay or speech for your child on the topic - today a reader tomorrow a leader. Feel free to enhance it in your own words and use it.

We all hear this from our teachers and parents all the time - "learn from your mistakes".

Agreed. Smart people learn from their mistakes. But wise people learn from others' mistakes.

If you or I make a mistake, it could affect only us and we can probably correct it quickly. But what if our nation's leaders make mistakes? A small mistake can affect the future of our country or could negatively affect our entire population.

We can't afford it. Nobody can afford it. That's where the leaders have to be wise and well informed.

You got the point, right? I am coming to the importance of "Reading".

Why is reading so important?

As students, we face a lot of challenges. Our learning in school is limited to our academic topics. The academic topics are selected by the authorities considering the common interest of the state. But there is a huge opportunity to learn beyond academics. In today's digital era, we can find any books from anywhere in the world on our fingertips.

It gives us insights into fields outside our own experience and helps us apply in different ways. It helps us improve our awareness of the world around us. It helps us learn from the mistakes of others. Helps us to get inspiration from the great leaders and whatnot.

Harry Truman, the former US president once said: "Not all readers are leaders but all leaders are readers."

Reading is knowledge. Books are filled with them. The more you read, the more knowledge you acquire.

But, wait. Reading is not just about getting knowledge. It is about transforming lives. It is about transforming you into a better person and to a better leader. We have great examples in our own nation. Our former president Dr APJ Abdul Kalam was one of the greatest leaders and a great reader.

I couldn't agree more with what Margaret Fuller said: "If you are a leader, if you want to be one, you have to read. It's not a bonus, it's an absolute requirement. You cannot grow in your leadership without learning from others and that requires reading".

So, my dear friends, let me conclude my words. If you like to become a successful leader, start reading today. And here is one book I recommend: The Autobiography of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam.
Thank you all.


Author: K Mohan21 Nov 2020 Member Level: Gold   Points : 3

Nice article from the author which proves that if the child is the avid reader and follower of attentive class, nothing can go wrong as regards to total concentration of education and other activities in the school. The author has stressed the need for reading habit and quoted the former President Abul Kalaam who used to ask the students to dream big and stay big.

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