Aside from laying off of the pink and purple eye shadow, it would be to read and learn something, (anything) every single day!
When I think about what has helped me grow personally over the last 30+ years , hands down, it’s been reading books. It may not sound so exciting on the surface, but let me tell you my friend, it is!
Non-Fiction books teach about our capacity as a human beings and expand our world. Learning is exercise our brains. The benefit is the same for our minds as physical exercise is for the muscles in our bodies. As we age, having a healthy brain becomes increasingly critical for a fulfilling life.
Reading actual paper books is my gig, cover to cover. For those who can’t stand to read (I know there are many of you out there), downloadable audio books are an easy way to consume knowledge. You can listen to audio books during your daily commute, while exercising, cooking, cleaning.. or whatever.
Read biographies, how-to’s, psychology, motivational texts, spiritual texts, do-it-yourself or whatever. It’s all good and it’s all growth. If we aren’t growing we’re shrinking, and we are shrinking we are dying. Reading helps us realize just how big our universe is and helps us to realize what we humans are capable of.
Reading as little as 5 pages a day, every day, over the course of a year will gain you the knowledge of 10 books. In 20 years that’s 200 books! How different might your life be if you were to absorb the knowledge of 200 or so good books?
Today I’m reading T. Harv Eker’s “Secrets of the Millionaire Mind”. It’s interesting and much more focused on the psychology of spending and saving habits than finance. It moves quickly and will hold your attention. In case you are interested, I got mine from Amazon.
What about you? If you could dispense a single piece of wisdom to your 18 year old self, what would that be?
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Thank You for taking the time to read this.