My email signature is, “The harder I work on me, the better my life gets.” There is only one person I can control. There is only one person I can manipulate into changing. Me.
Years ago I decided I can work on “me” an extra 30-45 minutes a day. I converted brain dead commuting time into learning time.
My local library is as large as an average two bedroom house. Small. So, I decided to go to a much larger library 10 miles away. I expected to go in and find a few dozen books on tape. That’s not what I found.
The library had thousands of books on tape and CD. There were courses in physics, history, philosophy, music, foreign languages and a hundred other subjects. Novels, biographies and non-fiction books that have been bestsellers filled bookcase after bookcase. I can even order them by inter-library loan from our little library.
Invest in yourself. Your mind is the only thing the government can’t take from you.
I listened to a book on how to think. What makes a genius like Leonardo Da Vinci a genius, different, and great? Another series of books was on Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Napoleon, and others. I listened to Freakonomics. I’m learning.
“If you want to be truly successful invest in yourself to get the knowledge you need to find your unique factor. When you find it and focus on it and persevere your success will blossom.” (Sidney Madwed)
I’ve got the next 30 years figured out. I’m learning something. I’m going to invest in myself.
Something To Do Today
What is your dead time? How can you most easily transform your dead time into head time?