Education, personal development, enrichment and becoming a lifelong learner and student of the world—these are critical to your success. These are values my parents instilled in me at an early age.
From a young age, I always enjoyed writing, exploring and learning new things.
I excelled at school, always challenged myself with coursework and made a point to travel the world.
I started this pursuit of knowledge and culture at an early age.
I owe most of this to my parents, who instilled in me the importance of education and learning and investing time and energy into improving your mind.
I wasn’t always the most prolific reader, mainly because I was and still am restless, always on the go with a low attention span—and highly energetic.
These traits are great for being a motivated and determined business person but make it difficult to be a natural reader. I’m not someone who can easily sit for long periods of time.
I had to invest time into becoming a better reader, which I have done—especially more recently.
I started a book club with some friends.
I devote time in the morning and evening to reading. I read for enrichment and development to improve myself.
I do this for many reasons, but fundamentally I do this because of an innate and basic need to always be growing, always learning, always improving.
I strive to be better than the person I was yesterday—stronger, more mature and a better version of myself today in every sense as a result of what I learned yesterday.
Why do I do this?
Because my WHY is greatness.
If we are not moving forward, growing, advancing and progressing in every area of life—then we are declining.
There is no status quo, no even keel, no treading water in life especially when referring to being a lifelong learner.
The universe is in constant flux. Every form of life and energy is either growing or waning.
Businesses, personal fortunes, family power, health, nations and their power and place in the world—it’s all always rising or falling, one or the other.
High achievers and the world’s most successful people—whether in business, sports, politics or the arts—are committed to continual improvement.
If you want to be more successful, you need to learn to ask yourself:
- How can I make this better?
- How can I innovate?
- How can I step out of my zone of comfort and familiarity?
- How can I learn more about this, be better than the next invention or competitor?
- How can I provide more value to more people?
- Are you committed to a life of constant learning, improvement, advancement?
Are you ready to always strive for and achieve greatness in all you endeavor to accomplish in life?
Are you ready to push the boundaries of what you thought was conceivable and achievable, and live the life of your dreams?
Are you a lifelong learner?
“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.”
—John F. Kennedy
There is no status quo, no even keel, no treading water in life. The universe is in constant flux. Every form of life and energy is either growing or waning.
Choose one thing you will do today to improve yourself and learn something you never knew before.
In what ways today did your commitment to advance in life shine through? In what ways today did you push forward and better yourself for the future.
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