Last week I did not crack a book for two reasons. The one I was going to read wasn’t that exciting, so I tabled it. I really hate to do that, but life is too short to read something that is not that exciting. The second reason was, I couldn’t find anything interesting to pick up at the bookstore. I actually went to the bookstore twice looking for something and couldn’t find anything. I have now reloaded and hope to get my newest books delivered this week. If anyone has some suggested readings please share.
So as I look back on last week, I realize that I only wrote/typed one blog. Isn’t that interesting, I thought. I am sure smarter people than me know this, but I realize that the constant consumption of books is what sparks my thinking and writing of my blogs. Without the reading of new information and ideas, I don’t have anything to blog about.
So how did I go through life for 30 years not reading? I guess I never had very many ideas or suggestions. Not to say that I didn’t have any at all, but I am sure they all revolved around my limited thinking of whatever I was involved in at the time.
A friend of mine suggested that I blog this year and it would help me find my thing, my voice, my topic, my “Born to Win” talk that I have been looking to create. Born to Win was the platform of which Zig Ziglar spoke to audiences about for over 40 years as a speaker and trainer. I am getting closer each week to this topic.
I have found that the only way I learn in most cases is to do, and when I do and reflect on what I did, I learn even more.