You Are The Product
“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” Jim Rohn, 50-year millionaire and life coach
Do you realize that you are a truly unique individual and that that is something to be proud of and grateful for?
Each day I meet wonderful people. They often have eloquence, thoughtfulness, prestige in the workplace. In most cases, they seemingly maintain a stable family life.
But the sad part about many of them is that they don’t take their self-education with the same seriousness as their obligations to their bosses and companies.
For far too many people, life becomes “The same old same old.”
Education was given and received as a means to the end. The notion that education should be a lifetime experience may be mouthed by many people, but in reality most in adulthood rarely read a book of depth unless it is thrust upon them in a professional capacity. Most never attend seminars nor spend time in deep thought or creative mode.
In fact, if you packed all the Tokyoites or New Yorkers together like sardines and told them to scream if they had thought independently and deeply or spent private time in a creative mode that day, the open land would probably be so silent you could hear the bubbling sound of a stream.
One of the great minds of the Twentieth Century, Earl Nightingale, once said: “Your world is a living expression of how you are using and have used your mind.”
How are you using your mind? It is believed that your net worth is equivalent to the average of the five people you hang out with most. Your mental prowess is duly rated according to the last five books, seminars or workshops you have utilized.
Get your mind in gear starting today and make conscious learning a part of your everyday life.