To fully progress and develop in life, we need to constantly nourish our minds with wholesome sayings, challenge our philosophy and keep our values, principles and many other things we in check. This is the essentially why we need to fully develop and sharpen our reading, because that is only means with which we can fully develop.
Effective development can be likened to us assuming the attitude of a child. We must be inquisitive, curious and diligently find out. It is the things hidden that make more impact in our lives. These things are not taught in school, collages, universities or mainstream education. We need to diligently find them, like a miner diligently digging for gold. This is the attitude we should have.
In this article, we are to look at ways to effectively find out things in life.
All successful people are all good readers, because they must know. Become a good reader. Don’t be a follower, but a curious student. You can learn from your own experiences, but you can also learn from other people’s experience. One book may save you five years of acquiring the experience, if you just read.
There are books on many personal development topics, many people have written down their experiences, that could save you time if you just take time to read.
Spend at least 30 minutes a day reading, stretch it to an hour if you can. This should be done every day, do not miss it. It is like eating, you cannot live on bread alone, you need to eat the words, they nourish the mind. You need food and words in order to be healthy. You need to nourish your mind. Do not sit in the state of mental hunger. Feed your mind with positive sayings, inspirational words, wonderful sayings.
Expose yourself to everything, sharpen your reading skills. This equates to tapping the treasure of ideas.
Books of recommendation:
Vitality plays an important part in doing well. Some people don’t do well, because they don’t feel well, that is why we need to study nutrition. Studying nutrition is as important as studying about growth in many areas. If our mind is not nutritiously fed, it will not process words being fed well. It is important to lead a healthy life physically, mentally and spiritually. There must be a balance.
Get your Library put together. Your library says something about you. Every progressive person in life must read, with reading comes ideas, from ideas comes plans, from plans comes actions, from action comes results, good or bad, but we must learn to view each result as a consequence of us doing something. We would not have seen any results if we did not take any actions. If results are negative, we must go back to the drawing board, revise the plan, actions and that will yield different results. We cannot expect to achieve a different outcome if we do not do things differently. Maybe we did not understand something too well, meaning we need to go back to the source and address the issue from there. Don’t view negative results as defeat, rather as an opportunity to improve. Not everyone can build something successfully at first try, there were a lot of trials, and when they least expect it, the idea worked, not out of luck while applying same plans, rather change of strategy and plan.
Get around successful and unsuccessful people. Find out what poor people read and read it, on the negative. Humans are like sponges; we absorb all that we surround ourselves with. There is a say, 'Show me your friends and I will tell your future.' The company we keep heavily dictates what we become. There are people who are stuck in toxic relationships. They lose themselves and end up neglecting who they are. Some spend so much time trying to impress friends and other people. This is all because of the company they keep.
In the same way, surrounding ourselves with people we want to emulate because they have achieved what we want is the best way to achieve what we want. We adopt their way of thinking, their way of doing things and in so doing, we become wise. As it has already been said previously, we can also surround ourselves with those we want to emulate by reading their books, listening to their podcasts, etc. We are in the age of the internet, where everything is readily accessible. We can follow them on social media platforms, read their blogs and read their books. There is a say, 'Success always leaves clues.' This saying is true, and from that we can learn to follow with intention. Always seek to learn. You could find that it is the small things that matters and make a difference between you and them. What habits do they have? What they do when getting up in the morning? How do they stay disciplined? How to they maintain the consistency? How do they set goals, what tools do they use? It could be the smallest things they do that make the difference. Always pay attention to all there is to be found out.
The book, Think and Grow Rich, by Napolean Hill puts it well. It touches on how the author observed accounts of those who made it in life. What to observe, and how to follow them. How can one learn and be inspired for success when following those who made it. We can learn this book, and we can look in our day-to-day life for those we can emulate. What to look for and how to see clues of success.
Get around successful people and listen, this on the positive side. Practice listening. From listening comes bright ideas. If a guy is not doing well, he finds a guy who does well and listen to him. This is the best one can do for themselves.
Get around successful people, because success leaves clues. It could be how he walks, maybe that is why he get $10,000.00 per month. Be a more careful observer.
Sight – See with your eyes – You will see things
Insight – See with your mind – You will see answers.
Put them together, and the best advice to developing sight and insight is pay attention, do not miss anything.
Your enemy is lack of concentration. Zero-in and pay attention.
Heed these sayings:
As an inventor, Thomas Edison made 1,000 unsuccessful attempts at inventing the light bulb.
When a reporter asked, "How did it feel to fail 1,000 times?" Edison replied, "I didn’t fail 1,000 times. The light bulb was an invention with 1,000 steps."
It is how we view failure that differentiates quitters from winners. Some people quit at first attempt, but who said what you working on will work after taking a single step? What if you need to take 2 steps, 3, 50, 100? Are you determined enough to wait that long and persevere for that long? With determination come will, with will come burning desire, with burning desire come great passion, and with passion come obsession, and that is the key to making it to the 100th step, or 200th step, or 1000th step. Also, with great faith comes great will.
This is the key to finding out effectively. Practice these and you will find our effectively. This has many great benefits and will place you ahead of most people on the face of earth.