I used to do it wrong.
I was investing my energy in collecting books rather than in making something remarkable out of reading them.
It was dumb.
And, I thought I was smart: I knew how to acquire the gems from which I’ll learn one day.
The thought of “Learning One Day…” was fascinating but not very helpful.
Better thinking, as it turned out, was to pick one good book, read it till you get the crux of it, apply what you have learned from it in your life and let the book go.
Once the right thought picked my attention, I immediately aligned myself and altered my book collection habit.
Any guess what would have happened?
I saved over 300 hours last year from merely skimming through and collecting books.
I invested those hours and learning from select few books. And applying them.
Collecting more books is a bad goal to have. Making something remarkable out of one that you own (or even don’t own) is good!
The same logic applies in bookmarking blog posts, saving videos for later views, or buying more shirts than we really need.
If we invest our energy in collecting, we’ll end up being a good collector. But, if we invest our energy in applying our learned knowledge in the day-to-day challenges we are dealing with, we end up being a good executor.
I made a choice between being a better collector vs. being a better executor.
What about you? Better late than never.