At SOBCon, we heard a presentation by Tim Sanders, author of Love is the Killer App and its wonderful prequel, Today We Are Rich. During his presentation, he revealed the first key to a much brighter future:
He said, “The future belongs to the learning, not the learned.”
A diploma isn’t the end of your education. It’s the beginning.
Neither is certification in your industry. That’s why many professionals are required to earn continuing education credits.
Don’t rest on your laurels; keep learning.
Learn from your successes. Learn from your mistakes. Learn from others.
Learn from books. Learn from podcasts. Learn from television shows.
Learn anywhere and everywhere you can.
But learning isn’t enough. It just sets you up for BIGG success.
So we’ll turn to another great quote for the second key. It comes from the wonderful book, Success through a Positive Mental Attitude by Napoleon Hill and W. Clement Stone, two of the patriarchs of success literature. They said:
“Too often what we read and profess becomes a part of our libraries and vocabularies,
instead of becoming a part of our lives.”
We live and learn, but do we apply it?
The value of knowledge isn’t in the knowledge itself. It’s what you gain from using that knowledge that matters.
So make time for learning. But think before you learn. Ask yourself an incredibly important question:
Are you going to apply it? If not, don’t waste your time.
The power in learning comes from living it.
Until next time, here’s to your BIGG success!
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