Readers are NOT Leaders

Just because you are a learner doesn’t mean you will succeed

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In the path to success, learning does not come first

I made this mistake also when getting started. I was reading many books and acquiring lots of knowledge. Most of the things I was reading was good stuff but they didn’t really apply to me. In a short while, I became someone loaded with information but not so much with results.

Have you ever seen a professional golfer who became a pro by reading a book?

Have you ever seen an athlete who became a pro by reading a book? How about a football star who learned how to play football from a book? It never happened. And it will never happen. Life is not that way.

The idea that learning and doing are two different activities is a trap that keeps people mediocre

You truly learn to do by doing. You learn to play golf by playing golf. You learn to sprint by sprinting. You learn to play football by playing football. You learn to box by boxing. As it is true in sport, so it is in other aspects of life.

The proper way to get started is to attempt

Better is the person who attempts than the guy who is preparing and reading books. If you don’t attempt and fail, you will not know where you need help. And the help you’ll need will rarely come from a book.

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